Barristers escalate strike action; govt gives law firms £85m before Covid Inquiry

Criminal barristers in England and Wales have voted to go on an all-out strike and victims’ advocates said the historic action is “entirely the government’s fault”. Already log-jammed courts will face even further stress when barristers begin their indefinite, uninterrupted strike on September 5 – the same day the next prime minister will be announced. […]

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