Pay peanuts...

At its annual conference last month the Association of Lawyers for Children conducted a survey of delegates designed to ascertain the impact of the Government's current legal aid reforms on those members of the Association attending the Conference. The results make damning reading. Of the 101 responses, a third said that they were reducing publicly funded work, and 40% of firms had reduced or intended to reduce reliance on publicly funded work. Of the 17 people who had left or were leaving practice, 62% cited legal aid changes as their reason for leaving.

I found this story via Family Law NewsWatch. What I liked about their article was the accompanying picture, which I reproduce here (I hope they don't mind). Most apt.