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Barristers: Legal Aid Scheme

Volume 462: debated on Thursday 28 June 2007

To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice which barristers received the highest sums from the Legal Services Commission in respect of legal aid cases for (a) civil and (b) criminal work in each of the last three years; and how much each was paid in each year. (145472)

The information requested for 2004-05 has been published on the Department for Constitutional Affairs website, at the following location:

http://www.dca.gov.uk/rights/dca/inforeleased/050914.htm.

The figures relating to the highest paid criminal and civil barristers for 2005-06 has also been published on the Ministry’s website, at the following location:

http://www.justice.gov.uk/foi-highpaidbarristers.htm.

Information regarding which barristers received the highest sums from the Legal Services Commission in respect of legal aid cases for civil and criminal work in 2006-07 will be published once the data have been collated and verified.