Responding to a Ministry of Justice consultation on legal aid reform, which includes paving the way for lawyers to compete for contracts, former Court of Appeal judge Sir Anthony Hooper has branded the plans "fundamentally flawed" and "must be rejected in whole".
He told the Law Society Gazette: "Many judges are hugely concerned about these proposals, but it’s hugely difficult for the senior judiciary to speak out."
More top news
High pressure gives us a cold weekend with widespread frost and fog patches
As Donald Trump becomes the 45th US President, ITV News takes a look back on the historical day so far.
The Duke of Cambridge is to end his role as an air ambulance pilot and become a full-time Royal, Kensington Palace has announced.