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Legal aid strike warning by lawyer Andrew Taylor

A Welsh barrister has warned that lawyers could go on strike against the UK government's latest plan to cut the legal aid bill in England and Wales.

Andrew Taylor says introducing competitive tendering for legal work could close smaller firms and hit poorer people's access to justice.

The Westminster coalition is trying to cut the £2bn it spends on legal aid.

It says some cases cost up to £15m and it is worried about maintaining public confidence in the system.

Adrian Browne reports for BBC Sunday Politics Wales.

  • 24 Mar 2013