Savage cuts to the legal aid budget, officially mean that lawyers, we are told, will lose 10% of their working income. In turn, this will mean a plethora of other knock-on reductions and constraints. I am mindful of the limitations on obtaining justice the suggested proposals will, undoubtedly, engender. The proposals have yet to be put to Parliament, it will be interesting to see what will be salvaged out of the detail announced today.
Do you think ten per cent cut to income, may focus the minds of the lawyers, who are represented in a rather large number in The House Of Commons? It is just possible, they could decide it is more financially worth their while to devote more time to earning their income from Parliamentary attendance and associated work as the main job, rather than maintain two part-time jobs, the one based at Westminster, perhaps, being more part time than the other.