Clarke reforms lead to ‘financial hardship’ for barristers
Lawyers complain of severe payment delays after minister’s shake-up of legal aidBy Alex Varley-Winter | 14 November 2011
The government has gone back on a deal that it made made with lawyers
Michael Turner, vice-chairman, Criminal Bar Association
Criminal barristers are blaming an overhaul of legal aid for causing them severe financial hardship as a result of lengthy delays to payments.
The change was an initial step in a wide range of reforms to legal aid in England and Wales overseen by Kenneth Clarke, the Conservative justice secretary.