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Barristers issue statement outside Bristol Crown Court after going on strike

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Barristers issue statement outside Bristol Crown Court after going on strike

Barristers in England and Wales have begun strike action in a dispute over pay and conditions. Some crown courts are running limited services, with criminal trials and other cases postponed or rescheduled from Monday, the first day of a walkout by thousands of lawyers. Barristers on picket lines accused the Government of not listening to their concerns about the criminal justice system. Criminal barrister Kannan Siva: “It has become starved of resources and those who practise crime are treated with contempt by the government.”

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