17th July - Law News

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FOCUS OF THE DAY: The criminal bar has recommended direct action over legal aid cuts begin on 27 July after barristers voted in favour of supporting solicitors who are currently boycotting new legal aid work. Members of the Criminal Bar Association voted in favour of no new work and ‘no returns’ to support solicitors’ action by 982 votes to 795 – equating to 55% in favour and 45% against – though on a low turnout of about 45%. However, the executive committee said this morning that it ‘recognises that the vote represents the will of the CBA’s members and it has therefore decided to put in place a protocol to ensure that those taking action comply with their professional obligations’. Full story - The Law Society Gazette

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