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Lawyers staging second walk-out over legal aid cuts

Thousands of lawyers opposed to legal aid cuts in England and Wales have walked out for a second time this year.

The Criminal Bar Association (CBA) called the cuts "crippling" and said it would force experienced lawyers to leave the profession.

The government is pressing ahead with fee cuts for barristers and solicitors in an effort to save £220m from the £2bn annual cost of legal aid.

It said reform of the "expensive" system was vital in austere times.

Clive Coleman reports.

  • 07 Mar 2014
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