sexta-feira, 2 de maio de 2014

A recusa

A series of high-profile fraud prosecutions are at risk of collapse after a crown court judge halted a trial because specialist barristers are refusing to represent defendants in protest at 30% cuts in legal aid fees. 
Accepting key arguments made by Alexander Cameron QC, the prime minister's brother, an unprecedented ruling by Judge Anthony Leonard at Southwark crown court warned that the system of fair trials was in jeopardy.