Nigel Lithman QC
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

Legal aid cuts: Criminal justice system 'under attack'

Criminal case lawyers will not be attending courts in a number of cities in England and Wales on Monday, in protest at planned £220m cuts to legal aid.

Speaking to the BBC, Nigel Lithman QC suggested that the UK's criminal justice system was "under attack in such an extreme way" that it risked being eradicated.

He also warned that serious criminal cases could collapse without the funding needed to pay those sufficiently qualified to prosecute them.

  • 06 Jan 2014
  • From the section UK
Go to next video: Lawyers take action over cuts