Criminal barristers’ earnings – a new low in government strategy – Legal Futures

Posted January 9th, 2014 in barristers, fees, industrial action, news, remuneration, statistics by sally

‘After what seems an all too brief season of peace and goodwill, hostilities between the government and criminal lawyers have rapidly resumed, and appear to have taken a more sinister turn.’

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Legal Futures, 9th January 2014

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Barristers and solicitors walk out over cuts to legal aid fees – The Guardian

‘Criminal courts across England and Wales will be severely disrupted on Monday morning when barristers and solicitors stage an unprecedented mass walkout in protest at government plans to slash legal aid fees by up to 30%.’

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The Guardian, 5th January 2014

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Solicitors to join walkout over MoJ plans to cut legal aid fees by up to 30% – The Guardian

Posted December 10th, 2013 in barristers, fees, industrial action, legal aid, news, solicitors by tracey

‘Criminal courts across England and Wales will be disrupted for half a day next month when thousands of solicitors join barristers in a mass walkout over government plans to cut legal aid fees by up to 30%.’

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The Guardian, 6th December 2013

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All out – barristers step up legal aid opposition with morning of ‘non-attendance’ – Legal Futures

Posted December 3rd, 2013 in barristers, fees, industrial action, legal aid, news by sally

‘The Criminal Bar Association (CBA) has announced a morning of ‘non-attendance’ on the first day of the new court term next year in a major escalation of its opposition to the government’s legal aid cuts.’

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Legal Futures, 2nd December 2013

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Chancery Lane issues advice on barristers’ VHCC protest – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 28th, 2013 in barristers, fees, industrial action, Law Society, legal aid, news, solicitors by tracey

‘Firms should treat the withdrawal of barristers from very high cost cases (VHCCs) in protest over fee cuts like any other change of legal team, the Law Society has today advised.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 27th November 2013

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Probation officers strike in protest at privatisation plans – The Guardian

Posted November 5th, 2013 in contracting out, industrial action, news, probation, Serious Fraud Office by sally

“Thousands of probation officers across England and Wales are due to stage a 24-hour strike from midday on Tuesday in protest at plans to privatise 70% of their work.”

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The Guardian, 5th November 2013

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Probation officers vote to strike in protest at privatisation – The Guardian

Posted October 21st, 2013 in contracting out, industrial action, news, probation, trade unions by sally

“Probation officers have voted by an overwhelming majority to go on strike in protest at government plans to privatise the service.”

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The Guardian, 18th October 2013

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Ministry of Justice plans to cut court services trigger strikes – The Guardian

“Court staff are being called out on strike on Monday amid growing opposition to the Ministry of Justice’s proposals to contract out services, cut legal aid and limit the use of judicial review.”

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The Guardian, 13th June 2013

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Legal aid: Lawyers in Wales agree strike action – BBC News

Posted April 29th, 2013 in barristers, budgets, consultations, industrial action, legal aid, news, Wales by tracey

“Lawyers in Wales have agreed to strike over UK government proposals to reform criminal legal aid. The Wales and Chester Circuit of Barristers has voted unanimously to refuse to sign up to a new system regulating the quality of criminal lawyers in England and Wales.”

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BBC News, 28th April 2013

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15 trials and 42 court hearings adjourned as barristers boycott crown courts in protest at plans to slash legal aid bill – The Independent

Posted April 23rd, 2013 in barristers, Crown Court, demonstrations, industrial action, legal aid, news by sally

“More than 400 barristers boycotted crown courts in northern England today in what was described as the first militant action against Government plans to slash the criminal legal aid bill by millions.”

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The Independent, 22nd April 2013

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Legal aid: Lawyer’s strike warning over reform plans – BBC News

Posted March 25th, 2013 in barristers, bills, budgets, costs, industrial action, legal aid, news, solicitors by sally

“A Welsh barrister has warned that lawyers could go on strike against the UK government’s latest plan to cut the legal aid bill in England and Wales.”

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BBC News, 24th March 2013

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Barristers threaten strike action over legal aid reforms – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 3rd, 2012 in barristers, industrial action, legal aid, news by sally

“Barristers will be forced to take strike action for the first time if the Government pushes ahead with its proposed reform of the legal aid system, the new head of the Criminal Bar Association has said.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st December 2012

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Criminal records of striking miners ‘should be erased’ – The Guardian

Posted December 3rd, 2012 in criminal records, industrial action, inquiries, miners, news, public order by sally

“Calls to erase the criminal records of the estimated 7,000 men detained and ‘falsely charged’ during the miners’ strike have been made by campaigners demanding a fresh inquiry into the policing of the dispute.”

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The Guardian, 1st December 2012

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Shrewsbury 24 case: Heath government discussed prosecution of union pickets – The Guardian

“Documents released by the National Archives could be key factor in quashing 40-year-old convictions.”

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The Guardian, 11th October 2012

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Jeremy Hunt: Olympics wrong time for PCS border staff strike – BBC News

Posted July 25th, 2012 in budgets, immigration, industrial action, news, sport, trade unions by tracey

“The government is urging Border Agency workers not to hold a strike on the eve of the Olympics, arguing it is the ‘wrong time.’ ”

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BBC News, 25th July 2012

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Carboex SA v Louis Dreyfus Commodities Suisse SA – WLR Daily

Posted June 21st, 2012 in appeals, charterparties, delay, industrial action, law reports by sally

Carboex SA v Louis Dreyfus Commodities Suisse SA [2012] EWCA Civ 838; [2012] WLR (D) 179

“The strike clause in a berth charter had the effect of transferring the liability for delay on discharging the cargo caused by strikes at the port from the charterer to the owner, whether the delay occurred at the quayside during cargo handling operations or while the vessel was at the port waiting to berth.”

WLR Daily, 19th June 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Legal aid cuts: if lawyers don’t defend justice for all, who will?

“A pillar of postwar society has been shattered by the legal aid cuts: that’s why a strike is now on the cards.”

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The Guardian, 22nd May 2012

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Barristers may strike over legal aid reforms and fees – The Guardian

Posted May 18th, 2012 in barristers, budgets, fees, industrial action, legal aid, news by sally

“The head of the Criminal Bar Association is to raise the spectre of strike action by criminal barristers across England and Wales in protest at cuts in fees and legal aid reforms.”

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The Guardian, 18th May 2012

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Prison officers face injunction against pension protests – The Guardian

Posted May 10th, 2012 in industrial action, injunctions, news, pensions, prison officers by sally

“Prison officers staging pension protest meetings have been told they face the threat of a high court injunction because they are banned from taking industrial action.”

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The Guardian, 10th May 2012

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Legal bid to halt Tube strike – The Independent

Posted December 19th, 2011 in industrial action, news, transport by tracey

“London Underground today launched legal action in a bid to halt a planned strike on Boxing Day by Tube drivers in a row over pay.”

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The Independent, 19th December 2011

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