Complex fraud trial threatened as barristers decline work at reduced rate – The Guardian

Posted November 15th, 2013 in barristers, defence, fraud, legal aid, news, trials by tracey

“A complex fraud trial is threatened with collapse because barristers are refusing to take on defence work due to government cuts in legal aid. The case, involving eight defendants accused of what is known as a land bank fraud, is the first criminal proceeding affected by concerted action by advocates declining to accept work for significantly lower fees.”

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The Guardian, 14th November 2013