6th October - Law News

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FOCUS OF THE DAY: Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has fired out a replacement consultation on criminal legal aid – a week after the High Court found he acted unlawfully by suppressing the findings of two key reports in the earlier consultation.The new consultation, on duty solicitor reforms, will last just three weeks. Last week, Mr Justice Burnett ruled Grayling’s decision to withhold the two reports until after the consultation “so unfair as to be unlawful”, and quashed Grayling’s decision to cut the number of contracts for duty solicitor work. Full story - New Law Journal