MoJ defiant as barristers boycott VHCC deal
The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has refused to increase fee levels for very high-cost criminal cases (VHCCs) despite thousands of barristers opting to boycott the new Government contract. Just 130 barristers from the 2,300 that were offered contracts have signed up to the deal, which aims to lower fees on major criminal cases by as much as 20%-30%.
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