TITLE

Australia's opposition party slates legal fees

AUTHOR(S)
Westacott, Gemma
PUB. DATE
November 2004
SOURCE
Lawyer;11/29/2004, Vol. 18 Issue 46, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports that Australian lawyers have come under attack from the country's opposition party over claims that high fees are preventing people from accessing the justice system. Accusation by shadow federal attorney-general Nicola Roxon against the legal industry; Rise of the starting salaries for law graduates; Defense of industry commentator the high legal fees and salaries expected by lawyers.
ACCESSION #
15285646

 

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