Lawyers Hold Protest on Legal Aid Cuts
Barristers, Solicitors, and Law students gathered on Thursday to protest against cuts in legal aid.
Organised by the Bar Council, the protest involved over 250 people from a variety of professions in the legal sector. Lawyers believe the cuts will endanger vulnerable people in need of high quality legal representation.
Mr Lavender, QC Chairman of the Bar Council said: "The government said that it needs to make savings, but the proposed cuts to the fees paid for advocates in the Crown Court are both unnecessary, because the legal aid costs are falling anyway, and a false economy because they will end up generating more costs than they save." For more information please visit the Sheffield Telegraph .