Fiction or Fact II

Fiction: Legal Aid Lawyers deliberately prolong cases to increase their fees.

Fact: The vast bulk of Criminal Legal Aid fees are now standard fees. All these have been expressly designed to make the inflating fees impossible. In fact the “market force” is exactly the opposite; completing a case as quickly as possible, with the minimum work required, is THE way to make profit in the Criminal Legal Aid scheme.

There is no evidence to support this fictitious claim rather it is most commonly other factors, CPS unpreparedness, lack of an interpreter etc. which lead to delay. To repeat, delay reduces Solicitor profitability.

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  • Fiction: This consultation was thought through
    Fact: You need a hat of some description when allocating extra Saturday court duty sessions, which will now be undertaken pro bono.

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