Courts across England and Wales suffered disruption today as the public sector endured the biggest walkout for a generation.
The Ministry of Justice said key services such as family courts and custody proceedings were prioritised following action by the PCS union. Picket lines appeared at many court buildings across the country.
At the Old Bailey, the Stephen Lawrence trial went ahead with the support of the PCS. The Lawrence family solicitor, Imran Khan, wore a ?hands off our pensions? badge in solidarity with striking workers.