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Legal aid cuts are putting solicitors under 'powerful economic pressure' to persuade clients to plead guilty.
Nigel Lithman QC said that the next step in the protest against further legal aid cuts should be announced before the government puts forward its response to part two of the Transforming Legal Aid consultation.
Hundreds of barristers, solicitors and law students are to attend a Bar Council event at Lincoln's Inn in London to discuss opposition to proposed legal aid cuts.
A number of high profile failures have made it clear that the solicitors’ profession is not immune to the prevailing harsh economic conditions.
The internet offers the possibility of keeping alive the drive to provide access to justice for all in society, according to veteran legal campaigner Roger Smith.
The impact of alternative business structures (ABSs) on organisations with in-house lawyers is likely to be felt most in the third sector.
A £200m conspiracy trial at Southwark Crown Court involving alleged 'rogue bankers' and a £100m film financing case listed at Birmingham Crown Court face being derailed because of a lack of counsel.
Bristol Crown Court hears a crooked probate lawyer stole £210,000 by writing himself into his clients' wills, charging inflating fees and convincing them to give him large cash 'gifts'.
A barrister who falsified educational qualifications and attainments is to be disbarred, following a successful appeal this week by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) against the sentence of an independent Disciplinary Tribunal.
The chairman of the Criminal Bar Association met justice secretary Chris Grayling and justice minister Shailesh Vara late last week to discuss the impact of legal aid cuts on criminal barristers.
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