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Barristers walk out over legal aid pay

29 June 2022

Hundreds of criminal barristers began a series of strikes on 27 June over unacceptable pay rates for legal aid cases. The action has already led to eight out of ten crown court hearings being postponed.

Industrial action at the Bar [updated]

28 March 2022

Barristers began industrial action on 11 April over criminal legal aid fees after the government has delayed implementing the recommendations of an independent review.

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