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Keeping pace with the Twitterati

Practitioners have a key role to play in developing the law of social media, writes Kevin Poulter

29 January 2016

Michael Gove’s ‘will he, won’t he’ legal aid review reached new levels of hysteria last week, as widespread reports suggested he was on the verge of back-tracking on the dual contract system. 

At the start of the week, the Lord Chancellor wouldn’t be moved on the subject but then, ?just a few days later, confirmed that his predecessor’s controversial proposals were ?to be scrapped, thanks, in part, to the legal challenges brought by criminal practitioners. ?It seems the justice secretary is for turning. 

The second 8.75 per cent fee cut is still set ?to happen, albeit with a stay of 12 months, ?but perhaps Gove has his eye on a £130m tax windfall from Google to make up the shortfall. Either way, the legal Twittersphere nearly exploded at the good news, with (most) lawyers expressing their gratitude towards Gove and scorn for his predecessor as yet another Grayling policy bit the dust.

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