As most people expected, Britain has a new prime minister in Boris Johnson MP and the Law Society immediately sent a plea asking him to put the “crumbling” criminal justice system at the heart of his priorities. 
 
It also called for urgent changes to civil funding which has restricted access to justice for many, including urging the expected increase in probate fees to be abandoned.
  
The Society is calling for measures to address the chronic underinvestment in the criminal justice system as well as criminal lawyers’ pay which has not increased in more than 20 years. 
 
Law Society President Simon Davis said: &...

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26 Jul 2019 | Profession