Solicitors and probation staff strike

By Richard Wright

Saturday, April 5, 2014

 

AN ISLE of Wight courts walkout took place this week.

It was led by probation officers, protesting at government plans to privatise 70 per cent of the service, and some solicitors demonstrating against Legal Aid cuts.

The Ministry of Justice said cuts were inevitable in the current financial climate and the strike was said not to have caused major disruption to the administration of justice.

Reporter: richardw@iwcpmail.co.uk

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by lulu arnold

5th April 2014, at 19:25:06

Excellent David Blackford .I must revisit Bleak House .

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by David Blackford

5th April 2014, at 13:46:00

Maybe they will demonstrate their wallets?

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by lulu arnold

5th April 2014, at 13:30:19

Solicitors demonstrating!!!! the worlds gone mad

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by David Blackford

5th April 2014, at 13:30:14

I'm afraid the lawyers have only themselves to blame - still behaving like the Jarndyce and Jarndyce case in Bleak House

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