History is made as barristers stop work to protest about new cuts in legal aid

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Barristers protested outside St Albans Crown Court today against government cuts to legal aid.

The half-day walkout, called by the Criminal Bar Association, is the first in the history of an organisation which can trace its roots back to the 13th century.

Outside the court, the chairman of the Herts & Beds Bar Mess, Kerim Fuad QC, said “For the last six years, the government has slashed the Legal Aid Fund – it is about to do so again.

 

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