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Legal aid cuts will not only bring injustice but also increased costs

HeadClerk called an emergency Chambers Meeting yesterday. “I’m afraid that we need a bit of a shake-up of our practice structure.”

A general groan before OldSmoothie said, “Yes, yes. Time for us all to work harder and bring in a few more solicitors.”

“Quite the contrary,” said HeadClerk. “In the light of the government’s proposed cuts to legal aid I want everyone to make a conscious effort instead to start shedding solicitors…criminal ones that is.”

“But that makes …

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