This is how the first strike in the Bar’s history looked
It began, rainily…
But the crowds still arrived en masse (and the rain stopped!)
— The CBA (@TheCriminalBar) January 6, 2014
With robing rooms empty nationwide…
…courts ground to a standstill…
And the barrister's strike has now brought Snaresbrook to a complete standstill. All trials adjourned until 2pm.
— CourtNewsUK (@CourtNewsUK) January 6, 2014
…as barristers sought other means to practice their advocacy.
There were some excellent bewigged team photos.
Birmingham Crown Court
Southwark Crown Court
The Old Bailey
And then it was back to chambers, with lawyers leaving behind, according to police, a scene of “chaos and confusion”.
Justice secretary Chris Grayling is due to make a final decision on the Ministry of Justice’s proposals to cut publicly funded fee rates in the coming months.