Barristers in England and Wales call off industrial action

Narrow vote for MoJ offer is unlikely to end resentment within legal profession

Criminal barristers have voted by a narrow margin to call off industrial action over fees that has been disrupting court cases across England and Wales for the past few months.

By a margin of 51.55% to 48.45%, members of the Criminal Bar Association (CBA) accepted a £15m offer from the Ministry of Justice to raise payment rates for reading documents in trials.

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