The Secret Barrister – Can Only the Rich Afford to Defend Themselves?

The cuts to legal aid have resulted in fewer and fewer defendants having access to effective legal assistance in the courtroom. With the threshold for accessing legal aid now being so low, many people are having to spend their entire life’s savings to defend themselves.  Channel 4 asks – can only the rich afford to defend themselves?

 

 

https://www.channel4.com/news/the-secret-barrister-is-it-only-the-rich-who-can-afford-to-defend-themselves

 

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