Legal Aid

Sums Don't Add UP

PUBLISHED January 26, 2007

Paragraph 30 of the executive summary of Lord Carter?s report on legal aid states that he envisages sole practitioners earning between ?36,000 and ?55,000 a year, while equity partners in firms of 40 fee-earners should earn between ?120,000 and ?150,000 a year.

It is strange to me that the government?s proposals for legal aid should produce such a different result, despite the government apparently endorsing what Lord Carter has said. Is this another case of the government not getting its maths right?

Neil Spurrier, Gregory Rowcliffe Milners, London