Mark George QC is a criminal silk whose practice is predominantly criminal legal aid work. He was recently appointed Head of Chambers at Garden Court North in Manchester.
Mark kindly offered us a chance to publish his personal response to the latest consultation.
Readers may remember the activity on Twitter earlier in the year regarding the first consultation. There were some 16,000 written responses to the government’s proposals to radically alter the legal aid system in England and Wales. Following those responses, the plans for Price Competitive Tendering were dropped. Sadly, but unsurprisingly, the plans to decimate legal aid and severely curtail access to justice survive.
Please take the time to read Mark’s consultation response. It neatly and clearly cuts through many issues sets straight some lies peddled by the MoJ in relation to ‘fat cat lawyers’.
And if you haven’t yet responded, you have until the end of the day to do so, here.