“A client pleading guilty to a standard actual bodily harm charge in crown court will earn their lawyer as much as a 20% fee increase,” the LCCSA said. “There are some cases in the crown court where a quick guilty plea will earn a lawyer a 75% fee increase.
"Likewise, in magistrates courts a simple guilty plea [for instance, for common assault] will reward lawyers with a 17% pay increase. This flies in the face of the government’s advertised 17.5% cuts to save £220m from the legal aid budget.”
The Tories are incentivising perversion of justice, surely this….