LCCSA STATEMENT ON AGFS CONSULTATION
Fiddling with fees is simply the orchestra playing on the deck of a sinking ship .To make matters worse a lifeboat is to be removed from junior advocates to be given to the QC s who will get a rise.
It offends the Levenson principles of rewarding early preparation and creating a sustainable Profession .
Talent leaves or does not enter not because of the fee structure but because fees are inadequate. This is the real issue .
In response to what is essentially a Bar proposal to change the AGFS scheme, Greg Powell, President of the LCCSA said
" The LCCSA respond in full, the deadline for responses is...... and the consultation is here https://consult.justice.gov.uk/digital-communications/reforming-the-advocates-graduated-fee-scheme/supporting_documents/agfsconsultationpaper.pdf "