Criminal Legal Aid Review

Sir Christopher Bellamy is continuing his review of Criminal Legal Aid and would value contributions from you on your own experiences.  

If you have experience that you would like to share, Richard Miller would be happy to receive your comments and suggestions. His e-mail address is

Sir Christopher has outlined a number of areas on which he would particularly value contributions:

  1. What salaries do firms pay criminal defence lawyers, and what sort of profit margins do they generate?
  2. Where do you see your firm in three years’ time if there were no significant changes?
  3. How would you prioritise the areas that need addressing?
  4. While recognising the direct financial challenges, what other changes would help to make life more viable for criminal defence practices?
While any contributions will be welcome, your thoughts on these questions will be especially valuable.

Thursday, 29th April, 2021