In the Media, Legal Aid

PDS lawyers move in as direct action bites

PUBLISHED July 6, 2015

Lawyers employed by the Public Defender Service (PDS) have been deployed in police stations as part of the government's response to action by practitioners across England and Wales protesting against legal aid cuts, the Gazette has learned. Direct action, involving boycotts of new instructions, began on 1 July, the day a fee cut of 8.75% came into effect.

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