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Criminal lawyers vote to strike over legal aid funding

By Dawood Fakhir (June 20, 2022, 7:10 p.m. BST) – Most British criminal lawyers voting in a strike ballot organized by the Criminal Bar Association backed industrial action proposals over demands for higher pay. high for legal aid work, the professional body said Monday.

In the ballot held between June 11 and June 20, 81.5% of the 2,055 members of the bar who voted were in favor of any form of days of action, and 43.5% of the total voted for the form of strongest disruption, which the ABC said it would now embrace.

The ABC, which represents criminal bar lawyers in England and Wales, said it would stage a two-day strike in…

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