In the Media

Barristers threaten action on pay

PUBLISHED June 6, 2005

Barristers who prosecute and defend in crown court trials in England and Wales say they could take action over pay.

Some 97% of more than 1,000 barristers asked by the Criminal Bar Association said they thought action such as refusing cases should be explored.
Hourly rates for the 95% of crown court trials which last up to 10 days have not changed since 1997.