BBC News – Move to halt fraud trial overturned

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A decision to halt a multimillion-pound fraud trial because of a lack of legal aid barristers has been overturned by the Court of Appeal.

Three judges quashed a ruling made after the prime minister’s brother, Alex Cameron QC, argued the defendants would not get a fair trail due to cuts.

Many barristers in England and Wales are refusing to take on complex cases because of 30% cuts to their fees.

Mr Cameron said the five defendants would not be sufficiently represented.

21 May 2014 | 10:34 am – Source: bbc.co.uk
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