Here’s Dinah Rose’s speech at the “Save Justice” demonstration in front of the Ministry of Justice this afternoon. She began with a “declaration of a lack of interest” as someone who’s never done criminal legal aid work.
I must thank Joshua Rozenberg, who kindly helped with sound.
Pleased to have helped (sorry not to have done so until 1.15 into the recording). And thanks for the very fine photograph of my right arm.
Excellent speech by Rose. The Price Competitive Tendering model proposed is at the heart of the government’s proposals and it is rotten.
Good speech. We need to hear more voices like Dinah Rose’s. Her declaration of “a lack of interest” made me listen to the whole of her speech.
I am a Malaysian lawyer who is s ubscriber of the UK Human Rights blog which has lead me into this site. I am a non practising member of Lincoln’s Inn since 1986. The argument put forward to oppose the reform of the legal aid is interesting, well argued and are of merits. What I wish to say is that although by reducing the costs of aid granted will seemingly cut the quality of legal representation but I am mindful of the fact that the test for professional negligence cases do not take into consideration the amount of fees you are paid or your competence. In other words if a lawyer is prepared to take up a case under legal aid for a smaller fee he or she is still required to exhibit the reasonable skill of a lawyer.
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