VHCC cases jeopardised by fee cuts

PUBLISHED February 3, 2014

Multi-million-pound fraud trials are being put in jeopardy by the Ministry of Justice's cuts to advocates' fees, the Gazette has learned.

A £200m conspiracy trial at Southwark Crown Court involving alleged 'rogue bankers' and a £100m film financing case listed at Birmingham Crown Court face being derailed because of a lack of counsel. These are in addition to a £4.5m fraud trial disrupted at Southwark, reported by the Gazette last week.

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