27 Jun 2022

Criminal barristers go on strike over pay

Criminal barristers are taking strike action across England and Wales in their dispute over pay and conditions.

Junior barristers say their average salary can work out as low as £12,500 a year – claiming they can’t make a living from the cases they take on under legal aid.

With a huge backlog already clogging up the courts, the strikes are affecting around a thousand cases a day –

Justice Secretary Dominic Raab said it would simply “delay justice for victims”.