Lawyers revolt over auction of legal aid work – The Times

Posted June 18th, 2009 in legal aid, legal profession, news by sally

“Ministers are facing a growing revolt over plans to hold a ‘reverse auction’ to award legal aid contracts to the lowest bidders. Nearly 2,500 lawyers who say the scheme will cause ‘irreparable damage’ to the quality of the justice system have already signed a Downing Street online petition urging the plans be scrapped.”

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The Times, 18th June 2009