BSB and Bar Council slam MoJ over legal aid reforms

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  • It is important to sign this e-petition:

    http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/48628

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  • You quote sam Stein QC whose statement contains this about "a justice system that has been world-renowned for centuries".
    It would be indeed a step towards justice as universally perceived if you or Sam Stein QC could list at least four key commonest that constitute the universally demonstrable ground for such a claim.
    I have been looking for hard evidence to test the veracity of similar claims that have been made for a very long time.
    I have spent considerable times both along the corridors of courts as well as via some of the most widely cited English law institutions.
    The one persistent difficulty has been to come across empirical bases to substantiate most of the claims that the opponents of the latest cuts on "Legal Aid" have been reported as having made, as Sam Stein QC has made in your report.
    It is my view,as based on my studies that Sam Stein QC is wrong as are the vast majority of those who practise "law" but who have not demonstrated any evidential basis to expect that they should be believed in this context.
    There is no evidence whatever to claim that lawyers who are now making the most noise over the Grayling failings have come anywhere near a 1000th of the noise they are now making to any campaign against the daily denial of a fair hearing that takes place in most courts with the lawyers failing to do the basic jobs in the cases concerned.
    Until and unless the lawyers can show that they are ethically, morally, transparently as good on those issues that actually affect their conduct as paid practitioners of the trade, they will not carry much conviction.
    There is more wrong with the courts system in England than there are right. The first thing is that it is very class, race and wealth based.
    Will Sam Stein QC be prepared to debate this with me at a public forum?
    I confirm to hire a place at my own cost!

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