Lawyer strike action affects courts in the south

Chichester Crown Court 

Picture by Louise Adams C140033-2

Chichester Crown Court Picture by Louise Adams C140033-2

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STRIKE action taking place today (March 7) has affected courts across the Chichester area, as criminal barristers stage a mass protest over legal aid cuts.

Trials at magistrate and crown courts across the country have ground to a halt, including at Hove Trial Centre and Chichester Crown Court, and will be abandoned or rescheduled.

A march by lawyers is scheduled to finish outside the Houses of Parliament and concerns the government’s latest round of £215m cuts to legal aid.

 

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