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Letter: about that 3%

12 Jun 19

The recent legal aid increase is no rise at all

by Roy Harley

Ken Dalling's article (Journal, May 2019, 25) was excellent. It was also measured.

Can I simply add on behalf of us unmeasured practitioners (of the shouty sweary variety) that the increase is NOT an increase?

The fixed fee for a summary case was set at £515 in 1992. It was reduced to £485 in 2011. This 3% takes the figure to £499.99 (sic), which is £15.01 than the fee originally fixed 27 years ago.

Come on SLAB – get real!

Roy M Harley, The Shallow End, Agents' Room, Edinburgh Sheriff Court


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