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."
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