Barristers’ fees slashed in Government squeeze on legal aid bill – The Times

Posted August 21st, 2009 in barristers, fees, legal aid, news by sally

“Defence barristers face swingeing cuts of up to 25 per cent in their fees under government moves to freeze the £2 billion annual legal aid bill. Payments for some expert witnesses giving their opinions in cases will also fall by up to 20 per cent in an attempt to reduce a £192 million-a-year bill.”

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The Times, 21st August 2009