Against All Odds

In the last two weeks I have written/prepared two appeals to Cost Committee on reduced CDS 7 claims. Both coincidentally involve clients ultimately acquitted of assault charges against police officers. The officers in both matters (two in one, 6 in the other) are effectively caught out lying. The first attendance note on the latter remarks how difficult the case will be given the need to discredit at least half a dozen serving officers.
In the light of all the Carter comment here this week one does wonder how such cases are likely to be defended in a post Carter world. By defence lawyers effectively working for free I expect.

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