Bar Strike – Criminal Legal Aid 5th September

The Criminal Bar Association (CBA) has voted for indefinite strike action from 5 September 2022, escalating its protest to the government’s proposals on criminal legal aid . Since April, hundreds of barristers have adopted ‘no returns’ as part of a push for the government to uplift rates by 25%. This meant that no other barrister would take an instructed barrister’s

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Criminal Legal Aid – We need everyone to respond to this major consultation even if you are not a criminal defence solicitor

Following the Independent Review into Criminal Legal Aid by Sir Christopher Bellamy the conclusions supported what Criminal Defence Solicitors had been saying for years – that the justice system and legal aid funding was in crisis . It is no understatement to say that the Criminal Justice System is on the point of collapse . Sir Christopher responded in strong

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Breaking News – Grayling Loses Judicial Review

Mr Justice Burnett today handed down judgement in the Judicial Review brought by the CLSA and the London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association . The challenge was won with the Court holding that the consultation was procedurally unfair due to the failure to consult on the Otterburn and KMPG Reports .   The Judgement can be accessed here : the-queen-on-the-application-of-lccsa-clsa-v-the-lord-chancellor (1)

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Justice Alliance Action

[youtube=http://youtu.be/pjOigFHdVIY] Justice Alliance continue action on 16th June as part of the on going protests against the Government Cuts which are destroying the Justice System . MAGNA CARTA DAY IN SHEFFIELD MONDAY 16 JUNE – LUNCHBREAK PROTEST   Magna Carta Day lunchtime protest in Sheffield city centre   Against cuts to justice! Defending justice for all!   12.15 pm –

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Doncaster Solicitors Take Action Against Grayling

Doncaster Solicitors withdraw services on 31st March and 1st April to Support Lawyers National Protest over Legal Aid Reforms   Doncaster solicitors have decided to join a National Protest against Legal Aid Reforms in opposition to radical plans being brought by the Lord Chancellor, Chris Grayling. If the proposals are put in place then Cuts of over 17.5% will be

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Legal Aid Urgent Briefing & Meeting

This note brings up to date news as we have it . The CSLA and LCCSA have called a National Meeting of Equity Partners or Solicitors qualified to make decisions on behalf of their firms on 19th March in Manchester – Follow this Link http://www.lccsa.org.uk/criminal-solicitors-national-meeting/ In addition Richard Miller from the Criminal Justice Committee at the Law Society will be attending

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