GCN barristers at the forefront of CBA all out action

24 August 2022

All out barrister strike Sky news Rosalind Burgin

Garden Court North barristers have been vocal in their support of the “all out barrister strike” – a decision for weeks of action for an indefinite amount of time by criminal barristers – announced earlier this week.

The action will start on 5 September after an overwhelming vote in favour of escalating the current alternating weeks of action by members of the Criminal Bar Association (CBA).

Our team of criminal defence barristers is supportive of the action although takes no pleasure in doing so. This has been highlighted in the coverage of the announcement, which we are proud to say we have been a significant part of.

Rosalind Burgin has been interviewed by several national outlets including the BBC, for both television (6:50) and the Newscast podcast (2:10), Sky News, and the Independent, as well as the Manchester news site ManchesterWorld.

Nina Grahame QC, who is the coordinator for action and support for criminal barristers on the Northern Circuit, has also given interviews to media. Nina has spoken to BBC Radio 5Live (8:47), Global (Capital and Heart), BBC Radio Merseyside (2:38.20) and ManchesterWorld.

You can read more about the action and the demands of the CBA here.

Read our Knackered Briefs blog – written by criminal barristers to give an insight into the current crisis within the criminal justice system.

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