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Barristers want cuts postponed

Published 16/07/2011 | 05:00

BARRISTERS have written to Justice Minister Alan Shatter asking him to defer a decision on extra pay cuts to criminal legal aid.

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The changes will see defence lawyers paid less than prosecution lawyers acting for the State in criminal trials.

The Bar Council says the 'parity-in-payment rule' ensures equal representation for suspects facing trial. It has asked Mr Shatter to postpone his decision to allow for the council to propose alternative costs savings.

Irish Independent

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