Public defender recruitment bid sparks row

PUBLISHED January 27, 2014

The Ministry of Justice has come under fire for attempting to recruit advocates to the Public Defender Service as criminal barristers boycott the most serious cases in protest at fee cuts.

Last week it advertised vacancies for a 'small number' of advocates to work at the service, offering salaries between £46,036 and £125,000 plus 'generous allowances'.

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