VIDEO: County protest over changes to legal aid

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Barristers, solicitors and other legal experts made a protest outside Northampton Crown Court today about proposed cuts to legal aid.

They say the financial cuts will see vulnerable or poor people denied proper justice because the incentive for skilled lawyers, with pressures on their time, will be severely reduced.

Linda Lee, vice president of the Northamptonshire Law Society, said: “If you are in employment and in the position of having to fund your own defence versus the state funded prosecution, how do you do it?

“You are risking miscarriages of justice.”