David Ford says the legal aid budget must be brought under control, as Lisa McAllister reports
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Northern Ireland legal aid row: Lawyers could withdraw services if cuts go ahead

The chair of the Bar Council in Northern Ireland has said local lawyers are prepared to withdraw their services if the justice minister's proposed cuts to legal aid are implemented.

Under David Ford's plans, legal aid payments to lawyers would be subject to a new levy of up to 15%.

BBC News NI's Lisa McAllister reports.

  • 10 Feb 2015
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