Strike Action of Criminal Barristers, does this affect me?
24th August 2022
The Criminal Bar Association confirmed on 22nd August 2022 that its members had voted to pursue further strike action (or escalation) on 5th September 2022 for an indefinite period. https://www.criminalbar.com/resources/news/ballot-announcement-22-08-22/
The reasons behind the dispute that has led to this further action hinges on Legal Aid Fees.
Brindley Twist Tafft & James LLP are a firm of solicitors that handle Civil matters and the members of the Criminal Bar Association are barristers that operate in the Criminal law system here in the UK. We do not deal with criminal law at our firm.
Therefore we have not been made aware of any disruption to our own matters due to occur on 5th September 2022 and are ‘open for business’ as usual, we are monitoring the situation and will be informing our clients should anything change in the future.
We have not been made aware of any intended disruptions to the Civil court system.