Despite suspension of the strike, concerns over the justice system remain

Members of the Criminal Bar have voted to end strikes over pay as of 17:00hrs this evening (10 October 2022) following a proposal made by the government.

The Law Society said the government had offered an extra £30m “in sweeteners” on top of the 15 per cent increase in criminal legal aid fees recommended in the Lord Bellamy-led independent review.

A total of 2605 members voted in a Criminal Bar Association (CBA) ballot on the government’s offer. Members were asked: “Do you accept the offer from the MOJ as set out in the accompanying proposal document and therefore vote to suspend the action?”

·       1488 (57.12 per cent) voted ‘yes&rsqu...

Suzanne Townley
News Editor
Solicitors Journal

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