Strikes are a ‘last resort’ as criminal justice system is in a ‘state of cardiac arrest’, say barristers

Hundreds of barristers are set to join rallies outside courts in Birmingham

Criminal barristers taking part in protests outside courts in England

Manchester and London in battle to increase funding for criminal legal aid

 “dropping like flies”, with wages slashed by 28 per cent in a decade.

and Wales have said that they feel forced to take action because the criminal justice system

criminal justice system is in a “state of cardiac arrest”.

Eight in 10 barristers voted in favour to boycott taking on new cases

in a long-running dispute between the Criminal Bar Association (CBA)

and the Government over legal aid funding, which they say should be increased.