On the 28 February 2020, The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) announced a consultation into four “accelerated areas” of the Criminal Legal Aid Review, which were fast tracked in response to concerns raised by the profession.
The MoJ would like to hold a second roundtable discussion in London with local solicitors and solicitor advocates on25 March at 5:00-6:30pm at 102 Petty France, Westminster, London, SW1H 9AJ.
The proposed policies are for:
• Payment for work on unused material;
• Payment for paper heavy cases;
• Payment for cracked trials; and
• Payment for sending cases to the Crown Court.
We are keen to hear your expert and honest opinions about what we have proposed. Please come along to share your views on our proposals for change.
To register, email: CriminalLegalAidReview@justice.gov.uk
These accelerated areas represent a first step towards the fuller review, which will focus on the sustainability of the whole criminal legal aid system. More information will be shared about the wider review as it progresses.