Ruling overturned in legal aid row case

A decision to throw out a multi-million pound fraud trial, after defendants said they could not get representation because of legal aid cuts, has been overturned by the Court of Appeal.

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Court of appeal to rule on legal aid trial collapse

The Court of Appeal will today give their ruling on a challenge against a decision to throw out a multimillion pound fraud trial after defendants said they could not get representation because of cuts to legal aid.

Read: Fraud trial halted in legal aid row

Barristers have been marching and protesting the government cuts for the past few months. Credit: Press Association

They have been urged to overturn a judge's ruling after the Prime Minister's brother, Alexander Cameron QC, successfully argued that the case should be halted because controversial Ministry of Justice (MoJ) reforms meant the five defendants could not find barristers of "sufficient competence".

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