Fight to defend Legal Aid, Monday 6 January

3 January 2014

This Monday will see a wave of protests, and what is effectively a half day strike, justice allianceagainst the governments attack on legal aid. There are demonstrations across England and Wales.

In London the key protest, called by the Justice Alliance is at 9.30–10.30am, Westminster Magistrates Court, 181 Marylebone Road, NW1. Nearest Tube: Edgware Road

The protest on Monday is the first in the history of the criminal bar. Those taking the action wish to send a message to the Lord Chancellor that this, along with cuts to their pay, is unacceptable.

Those wishing to protest should assemble at the following Courts at 10.15

The South Eastern

London: Snaresbrook and Central Criminal Court, the CBA message will be read at 10.30

Southwark: The message will be read by the Chairman at 10.45 on arrival from Justice Alliance Meeting.

Meet at 10.15, message to be read at 10.30 at:

Norfolk /Suffolk: Norwich

Cambs/Essex: Chelmsford

Bedfordshire: St Albans

Thames Valley: Oxford

Surrey/Sussex: Chichester

Kent: Maidstone

The Northern: Assemble at 10.00. Meetings will take place outside the following Courts; Manchester, Liverpool and Preston.

The CBA message will be read at 10.30. Disperse at 11.00.

The Midlands: Assemble at 10.00 outside Birmingham Crown Court. The CBA message will be read at 10.30. The members will move to St Phillips Chambers for a Circuit meeting.

The North East: Assemble at 10.00 outside the following Crown Courts; Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Sheffield, Bradford, Hull and Leeds.

The CBA message will be read at 10.30.

Wales: Assemble outside the following Crown Courts; Cardiff Crown Court, Swansea and Mold Crown Court at 10am. The message will read in Welsh and English at 10.30.

Western Circuit: Meetings have been arranged for the following cities for 10.30 Bristol: The Grand Hotel, Winchester: The Royal Hotel Exeter:   Magdalen Chambers

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