The Law Society draw comfort from “The Ministry’s pledge.” “It is a further potential source of help for our members.”
There appears to have been some confusion over the deal made between the MOJ and the law society regarding the second wave of 8.75% cuts due to be applied to solicitors next summer.
To assist, this is the MOJs statement on the issue:
“The Government will defer changes to the Advocates Graduated Fee Scheme until Summer 2015, to align with the second fee reduction for litigators. This will allow us to take into account the outcomes of the reviews by Sir Bill Jeffrey and Sir Brian Leveson, as well as any impact on legal aid spend from falling crime rates, and earlier remuneration changes. In the same way, we will consider any impact from the above factors before introducing the second fee reduction for litigators.”
The full document can be found here:
Here is The Law Society’s statement on that agreement indicating their interpretation of…
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