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Flexible Operating Hours - The Criminal Bar Association

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Flexible Operating Hours

Selection of cases for the pilot scheme has begun at Newcastle Crown Court and will begin next week at Blackfriars.

You may have already seen the CBA Chair’s Message on 24 July:

The CBA will support and defend any member who chooses not to participate in the pilot or does so and runs into difficulties, either with listing, in Court, or within their chambers. There may be pressure on more junior barristers to take part: we will be there for you.

A copy of the CBA guidance is available HERE.

Irrespective of the evaluation to be carried out on behalf of HMCTS, we must get as much information as possible from our members about their experience of the pilot scheme, so that we can assess its impact. That applies whether you accept, decline or return instructions for cases in the pilot courts. It is vital to have a record of what this scheme means for you and your cases.

Please complete either the questionnaire HERE (in Word) and return it to Aaron Dolan or online HERE.


You may download a copy of the Croydon Crown Court Evalutation Report from 2011 here. 




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