There was an upswing in particpation in the latest ballot

Following another extensive period of consultation with ordinary members and leaders of the Criminal Bar, 2773 barristers have voted to escalate their current legal aid action from 5 September.

This was the third ballot held by the Criminal Bar Association and participation was higher than either of the previous two ballots; given the fact the ballot took place during the usually quiet period of August while many members are away, this may indicate resolve is strengthening within the profession.

Just under ten per cent of members (9.11 per cent) voted for cessation of all action; twelve per cent (11.35 per cent) voted for continuation of current action, and an overwhelming majority of 79.54 per cent voted for escalation of ac...

Suzanne Townley
News Editor
Solicitors Journal

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