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Top Earning Legal Aid Lawyers Audited

Top Earning Legal Aid Lawyers Audited
Reports indicate top earning legal aid lawyers are under the audit spotlight
Top earning legal aid lawyers are being audited by the Legal Services Authority, according to reports from senior lawyers.

The National Business Review Briefcase columnist John Bowie reported that a senior barrister had said spot audits of top earning legal aid lawyers were currently underway, although he said there had been no comment from the LSA itself.

The legal aid system has been dramatically reviewed in the wake of the Dame Margaret Bazley report into the way in which it has been administered and the way some legal aid lawyers were allegedly abusing the system.

Although three South Auckland lawyers have so far been banned by the LSA and are also under Law Society investigation, it is believed that this is the first time there has been an extensive audit of the major lawyers who have derived fees from the LSA over recent years.

Reports indicate that there could be some serious questions raised regarding some lawyers in the top bracket of legal aid earners.

John Bowie
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