Barristers snub MoJ's revised high-cost cases contract
Barristers have snubbed a second opportunity to join the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) very high-cost criminal cases (VHCC) panel, with only 110 barristers out of the 2,300 to be offered contracts signing up to the panel. Legal aid practitioners were offered a revised contract after a consultation between the MoJ and Legal Services Commission (LSC) following the poor take-up of the original deal, which was sent out in January and aimed to reduce fees for major criminal cases.
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