Legal Aid Scheme: Solicitors:Written question - 275783

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Asked by Jo Stevens
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Asked on: 10 July 2019
Ministry of Justice
Legal Aid Scheme: Solicitors
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To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the reform of legal aid on average annual earnings of legal aid solicitors.
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Answered by: Paul Maynard
Answered on: 15 July 2019

On 7 February 2019, the Government published the Post Implementation Review (PIR) of Part 1 of The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/post-implementation-review-of-part-1-of-laspo

The review did not look at the earnings of individual solicitors, but reported instead on the impact on legal aid providers, including solicitors firms and individual barristers.

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