20th April - Law News

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FOCUS OF THE DAY: World Bar leaders unanimously agree new Edinburgh Declaration on rule of law principles. A shortage of funding for access to justice risks undermining public confidence in the rule of law, the president of the Supreme Court has warned. Giving the closing keynote address to the Independent Council of Advocates and Barristers in Edinburgh, Lord Neuberger said that one of the 'great problems' about access to legal representation was the 'high cost of lawyers' coupled with a dwindling legal aid budget. Full story - Solicitors Journal

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