Statement from Garden Court North Crime team.

Following recent developments elsewhere and the meeting of solicitors and members of the Bar in Manchester yesterday criminal barristers at Garden Court North Chambers wish to express their support for the decisions made and announce that we will support solicitors who chose not to accept work at the new rates from 1st July 2015. Furthermore from 1st July 2015 barristers at Garden Court North will adopt a policy of "no returns".

We call on all other chambers in Manchester to support our solicitor colleagues and adopt the decisions we have made.