"Swings and roundabouts": Do changes to the structure of legal aid remuneration make a real difference to criminal case management and case outcomes?

Cyrus Tata, Frank Stephen

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Abstract

This paper, based on research in Scotland, considers the delicate question of whether changes to the structure and level of legal aid payments significantly affects the trajectories of criminal cases, including how defence lawyers handle cases and the sensitive question of how they advise their clients in their pleading decisions. © SWEET & MAXWELL.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)722-741
Number of pages19
JournalCriminal Law Review
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2006

Keywords

  • CDS funding
  • Cracked trials
  • Fixed fees
  • Guilty pleas
  • Precognitions
  • Scotland
  • Sentencing

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