From irrational fee arrangements to ill-thought-out consultations on legal services, practitioners may well despair for the future of the criminal justice system, says Mark Fenhalls QC

Over the last two years the Criminal Bar Association has worked closely with the leaders of the solicitors’ profession to try to fashion a sustainable future for the criminal justice system. We have faced a period of unprecedented turmoil as government cuts have bitten deep over several years.

Solicitors and barristers alike have been telling the government for years that the situation in the criminal courts is intolerable. There are some signs that the press, the public, civil servants, and...

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29 Sep 2016 | Practice Area