Category: Family Justice Council

WALES/ENGLAND – Ministers seek to cut £50m legal aid bill for expert witnesses in family courts

Ministry of justice says it wants to introduce new standards to ensure only highest calibre of evidence is permitted The Ministry of Justice, which is proposing a fresh round of cuts to legal aid. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images Too many expert witnesses are being paid to give evidence of little value in family courts, according …

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