Garden Court Chambers supports and welcomes the statement from the Criminal Bar Association today (29 March 2018).
Garden Court will not take any criminal work under representation orders dated from 1st April 2018. We will support any days of action proposed by the Criminal Bar Association (CBA). We shall not for the time being implement a 'no returns' action, as this can only be effective as part of a unified approach. We do, however, call on the CBA and our colleagues across the criminal Bar to consider implementing a ‘no returns’ action if the MOJ continue in their failure to properly fund our criminal justice system.