Leading firms protest over legal aid reform
A group of 28 law firms, including Clifford Chance, Herbert Smith, CMS Cameron McKenna and Eversheds, has written to the Government protesting at the “threat to the access of justice” of upcoming reforms to legal aid. The letter, sent on Friday (17 November) to Lord Chancellor, Lord Falconer, strongly criticises the reform agenda published earlier this year by Lord Carter, warning that the move would force solicitors to abandon publicly-funded work.
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