13. May, 2018


Solidarity with the barristers taking action - in all our interests.
"There is a strike under way that you’ve probably barely heard about, although its implications are as grave as any that make the headlines. This one doesn’t involve train drivers, enraging as those stoppages are for stranded commuters. It doesn’t involve university lecturers, diverting as those have been for students, or even junior doctors. It involves criminal barristers from 100 chambers who, in protest against government reforms of legal aid fees, are refusing to take on new publicly funded cases – or in other words, defences of people who can’t afford their own lawyers."
Gaby Hinsliff

We are already seeing the dreadful effects of legal underfunding, says Guardian columnist Gaby Hinsliff