Solicitors to join barristers in January walkout

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(Reblogged from Legal Voice)

Thousands of legal aid solicitors across the country will join barristers in a mass walkout on 6 January in protest against the government’s proposed further cuts to legal aid, writes Mary-Rachel McCabe.

The London Criminal Courts Solicitors’ Association (LCCSA) and Criminal Law Solicitors’ Association (CLSA) announced on Friday that they would be joining criminal barristers on a morning of ‘non-attendance’ in courts, following a vote by criminal defence solicitors from all over England and Wales at a meeting in Birmingham on Thursday.

The vote means that both Crown and magistrates’ courts will be affected by the protest, which will take place on the first working day after the Christmas break.

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