In the Media

Barristers launch action over pay

PUBLISHED October 3, 2005

Barristers who handle criminal cases in England and Wales are beginning protest action over the amount they are paid to represent defendants.

The protest, which is likely to disrupt courts, stems from the freezing of legal aid rates in trials lasting up to 10 days since 1997.
Some barristers are expected to refuse to take new cases or appear in court.