Barristers and solicitors working on just six criminal trials cost the taxpayer a quarter of the legal aid budget for the Crown Court last year, a committee of MPs reported yesterday. They warned ministers that unless the Government took action against these high-cost cases, the legal aid budget, now standing at £1bn, would spiral out of control.

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