Lawyer Monthly - August 2022

EXPLORING THE UK BARRISTERS’ STRIKE WR I T T EN BY O L I VE R S U L L I VAN The week beginning 25 July marks the fifth week of strike action by barristers in the United Kingdom. Mass walkouts have compounded the strain already felt by the justice system as courts become overburdened with cases and access to justice grows increasingly unobtainable for many. What has prompted the strike action, what consequences has it had for the legal sector so far, and how can its roots be seen in the UK’s ongoing legal aid crisis?

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