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No returns

At 2 Dr Johnsons' Buildings we fully support the "No Returns" policy proposed by the Criminal Bar Association in relation to legally aided criminal defence work. The proposed level of renumeration and the timetable for such changes set out by the government are not adequate to rectify the critical position the Criminal Bar finds itself in. The government proposals fall significantly short of the recommendations put forward by the independent Criminal Legal Aid review. The view of Chambers is reflected across the profession as evidenced by the Criminal Bar Association ballot. As such from 11 April 2022 members of these Chambers will not be accepting returns in criminal defence work.

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