Bar Council Moves Toward Judicial Review of Government’s Consultations on Criminal Legal Aid – The Bar Council

Posted February 8th, 2010 in costs, fees, judicial review, legal aid, pre-action conduct, press releases by sally

“The Bar Council has taken the first step toward a judicial review (JR) of two consultations on Advocates Graduated Fees and Very High Cost Cases (VHCCs) which are being conducted by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and the Legal Services Commission (LSC) respectively.  The Bar Council has instructed solicitors to write to the MoJ and the LSC, in accordance with the pre-action protocol for judicial review claims.  The principal basis for the Bar Council’s claim is that the consultation exercise is inadequate and unfair.”

Full press release

The Bar Council, 5th February 2010