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WalkOut4Justice: In pictures

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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!)

With robing rooms empty nationwide…

…courts ground to a standstill…

…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.