The House of Commons Justice Committee has published the government’s response to its report on the future of legal aid.

The response includes a letter from deputy prime minister, lord chancellor and secretary of state for justice, Dominic Raab MP. Raab wrote: “We have listened to the concerns raised by some criminal defence practitioners, that a career in legal aid is becoming increasingly less attractive, by launching the Criminal Legal Aid Independent Review (CLAIR).

“The Review is considering, amongst other things, whether the current rates of pay for undert...

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