Monday 27 August 2012

On the buses (not)

Lawyers representing clients on legal aid have spoken of their anger after being told they can claim less in expenses if they travel to court by car. 

The Legal Services Commission, which operates the legal aid scheme, is cutting the mileage rate for cars from 45p a mile to 25p and urging lawyers to use public transport. 

But many lawyers warn it is impractical and dangerous to catch buses while carrying confidential documents.