France -Lawyers on strike over new tax on law practices -July 06, 2014

Court hearings in six cities were reduced to a minimum as lawyers took to the streets on 7 July. The lawyers are protesting against a new tax on legal fees that is supposed to finance legal aid in the future.

Court hearings in six cities were reduced to a minimum as lawyers took to the streets on 7 July. The lawyers are protesting against a new tax on legal fees that is supposed to finance legal aid in the future. Legal aid is currently financed by the state, costing it around €250 million per year. The lawyers argue that the money to fund the legal aid could be found somewhere else, but negotiations with the justice ministry led to nothing. Over 2,000 lawyers will now march on the prime minister’s residence, to make a final appeal.

English: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france ...  

 

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