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  • Stuart Stevens

Position Statement on the Advocates’ Graduated Fee Scheme

In support of the Criminal Bar Association's announcement and my fellow members of the Bar, I will not be accepting any publicly funded criminal work with legal aid certificates dated from 1st April 2018 and will be operating a “no returns” policy from that date.

Successive cuts to criminal public funding have pushed the criminal justice system to the brink of collapse. In planning the further cuts, Ministers are making an unequivocal commitment to underfund the legal system and are refusing to a provide a quality of justice the public is entitled to expect. I wholeheartedly support the Criminal Bar Association's proposed actions.



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