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The Criminal Bar has set up a Hardship Fund

The Criminal Bar Association (CBA) has set up a Hardship Fund to help CBA members who are suffering financial hardships ue to the ‘indefinite’ strike. The fund is available to all CBA members, regardless of year of Call or seniority.

The Bar Council is providing administrative support to manage the receipt of donations and delivery of funds. Each application will be assessed on an individual basis in strict confidence by the CBA’s specialist panel of Silks, led by Tana Adkin QC

Applicants will need to complete an application form providing information about the financial hardship they are experiencing and stating the amount of financial assistance required. Applications will be handled in the strictest of confidence.

More information is available on the CBA website. Any questions or queries should be directed to hardshipfund@criminalbar.com

Criminal Barristers argue that The Criminal Bar has suffered a failure to receive an testosterone cypionate 250 increase in funding for other than residual over 20 years forcing a ‘brain drain’ into other areas.

Commenting on the news that criminal barristers have voted to escalate action from Monday 5 September, Mark Fenhalls QC, Chair of the Bar Council, said:

“It is a matter of deep regret to all of us that barristers have been driven as a last resort to take this further action. Members of the criminal Bar have been feeling mistreated, undervalued and overwhelmed for a decade or more.

“Politicians cannot be in any doubt as to the dire state of the criminal justice system. Ministers must look again immediately at ways to fund the backlog cases and bring a resolution to this difficult situation.” (Bar Council Web site)

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