Legal Aid cuts: Where are we now?

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The Ministry of Justice’s (MOJ) final consultation response was published on 27 February 2014. This was a sad day for not only the practitioners involved and the criminal bar as a whole, but also a sad day for justice. The response made it clear that the MOJ are going ahead with their savage fee cuts as planned, failing to heed to the masses who have tenaciously opposed such cuts. The Criminal Bar, however, are not giving up.

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Defending the undefendable?

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A question that is commonly asked to criminal defence practitioners is, ‘how can you defend a murderer?’ In the light of the murder of Lee Rigby, and the huge criticism of the defence barristers, this article will explain why nobody is undefendable and how everybody should be defended in the same way, no matter what.

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