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Statement from Jo Sidhu QC, Chair of the Criminal Bar Association – 15.03.22

The CBA members have  made it absolutely clear that without a substantial increase in criminal legal aid fees, the alarming exodus of prosecutors and defenders from criminal work will continue if not accelerate.  Our members have already made it clear that the suggested increase in fees by Sir Christopher Bellamy will not be sufficient to retain enough criminal barristers to keep the wheels of justice turning and that means victims will be failed.


Jo Sidhu QC

Chair of the Criminal Bar Association. 

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