The Garden Court Chambers Crime Team would like to emphasise its solidarity with solicitors in the battle against further swingeing cuts to legal aid.
We remain dedicated to working together in the campaign against further cuts and against dual contracts. If these policies are implemented, the number of people unable to access justice will continue to grow as legal aid continues to be decimated.
We are deeply disappointed that the Criminal Bar Association has backed away from supporting the action called for by its members and call on the leadership to re-evaluate the decision. Individually, we remain committed to further action.