Exchange Chambers statement regarding the CBA’s ‘Days of Action’ and ‘No New Instructions’

June 21, 2022

Earlier this week, we received confirmation that members of the Criminal Bar Association (“CBA”) overwhelmingly voted to adopt several new measures in addition to the ‘No Returns’ policy from Monday 27th June 2022.

The CBA’s position and details of the new measures (including dates of days of action) can be found here.

The CBA is clear that the Government’s position does not represent an adequate response to the current crisis in the criminal justice system.

If any of our solicitors cases are affected by the proposed new measures you will receive a letter (drafted and approved by the CBA). A copy of that letter can be found here.

It will be a matter for individual Barristers as to whether they participate in these measures taking into account the specific guidance issued by the CBA. Exchange Chambers is entirely supportive of its Crime Team members and the decisions they choose to take.

If you do have any concerns or queries then please speak to Jonathan I’AnsonNick BuckleyIan Spencer, or Neil Wright, or any of our criminal clerking team.