All the members of the criminal team at 1COR Brighton have decided to support the action proposed by the Criminal Bar Association in response to the Ministry of Justice’s latest proposal to restructure the legal aid system without making any further investment. As such, members of the team will not be accepting instructions in Crown Court cases which are subject to a representation order dated on or after 1st April 2018.

This is not a decision undertaken lightly by these Members but one which they feel to be essential to prevent further deterioration of the criminal justice system consistent with their commitment to the publicly funded criminal justice system.

To learn more about the background behind this action, please refer to the Criminal Bar Association’s Press Release. For any queries please email the clerks.

Update as of 13/06/18: The action proposed by the Criminal Bar Association has now stopped with more details to be found here.