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Reforming legal aid family barrister fee scheme


Response by President of the Family Division

Judiciary to CP12/08

The Judiciary recognises that the provision of public funding is not open ended. But restriction of public funding below a level at which competent representation can be provided, and in particular restriction of funding at crucial early stages, leads, in the experience of the Judiciary, to wastage of court time and increase in expenditure.

Response by the Senior District Judge

On behalf of the District Judges of the Principal Registry

Contains the general points made before dealing with the specific questions:

Response by Barristers fee

Magistrate’s Association

High Court – Principal Registry of the Family Division – Senior Judge District Waller (PDF 25kb) (*THIS LINK IS BROKEN – external webstie*)