Bar Council Chairman Calls for Bar’s Voice to be Heard on Cuts – The Bar Council

Posted April 28th, 2010 in barristers, fees, news by sally

“The Chairman of the Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, has reacted angrily to the deep cuts to publicly funded criminal barristers’ fees, which come into force today. From today, barristers’ fixed fees for criminal defence will be cut by a total of 13.5% over the next 3 years starting with an immediate cut of 4.5%. These cuts are contained in legislation rushed through Parliament by the Ministry of Justice the day after the Easter break, the same day the election was announced.”

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The Bar Council, 27th April 2010