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The letter concludes: “A market model for legal aid provision could be made to work, but the current proposals mean that it simply will not make commercial sense for solicitors to take on legal aid. Committed as our legal aid colleagues are to public service, they will be forced to leave the sector.”
The calls come after the Law Society told Falconer that the proposed reforms will force the closure of hundreds of legal aid firms across the country.
Des Hudson, Law Society chief executive, said in a statement: “If these reforms are to work then the Government needs to make fee levels viable and provide more money to help firms make the necessary adjustments.”