Criminal barristers take action against legal aid cuts

Over 90% of respondents voted for 'action for justice' in protest at new legal aid reforms.

Criminal barristers refuse new work in protest at legal aid cuts

The Criminal Bar Association has announced ‘action for justice’ after 90% of respondents voted in favour of action over a new formula for calculating legal aid fees.

With the implementation date of the reform set for April 1, the CBA has asked members to consider not taking on any work from this date.

For more information, see this article in the Law Gazette and the statement from the Criminal Bar Association.