CJI chief inspector Brendan McGuigan
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NI legal aid system not fit for purpose says report

The system for administering tens of millions of pounds of legal aid payments in Northern Ireland is not fit for purpose, inspectors have said.

The Criminal Justice Inspection (CJI) report calls for radical reform of the NI Legal Services Commission (NILSC) to combat spiralling costs.

BBC Northern Ireland home affairs correspondent Vincent Kearney reports.