Fresh consultation to be launched in September after 'detailed talks' with Law Society

Chris Grayling, the justice secretary, put the Law Society in the driving seat on the criminal legal aid cuts while repeatedly attacking barristers and the Bar at this morning's meeting of the justice select committee.

The move follows his decision, announced on Monday, not to go ahead with removing choice of solicitor.

Grayling said the society had accepted the need for "consolidation" in the sector, praised its "very interesting" alternative proposals and said "detailed talks" would follow before a new consultation was launched in September....

Jean Yves

IICJ

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