Transforming Legal Aid – Summary for Barristers

If you need some background info, this is excellent

Dan Bunting - A Life in the Bus Lane

This is the (edited) text of a seminar I did for Chambers on 4th March 2014 setting out a summary of what the ‘Transforming Legal Aid‘ proposals were (ie, what the latest plans for provision of criminal legal aid are from those nice folks at the MoJ).

I felt it might be helpful to share this a bit more widely as it is of concern how many barristers (and even some solicitors) have not given the matter proper consideration and don’t understand just what is coming. I’m amazed, frankly, that not everybody has read it. This is our future, and it is important that we all know just what is brewing in Petty France.

It is, I hope, accurate. Having said that, I’m sure that there are mistakes and, if so, please feel free to point them out to me. But certainly don’t rely on this for complete…

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