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James Sturman QC. First lawyer to get £1m plus in legal aid fees

PUBLISHED September 16, 2005

The first barrister to be paid more than £1m in one year from legal aid was named yesterday in a government report which showed that the top 12 lawyers in the field earn more than £600,000 from taxpayers.

Top of the list was James Sturman QC, who was paid £1.18m - almost twice what he got the year before.