Thursday, April 24, 2008

Lawyers Industrial Action

As reported by the Law Society Scotland's Journal the Glasgow Bar Association voted last night for industrial action in protest against the Scottish Government's plans to reform legal aid. Lawyers complain that the rates have not risen for nine years.

In my experience it is becoming very difficult to find a solicitor prepared to take on legal aided clients. Recently I was trying to help a househusband find representation for a family case and eventually only found a criminal lawyer prepared to take on the case!


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