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Bar Council calls on Chancellor to fix criminal justice system

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Unless there is an urgent cash injection for legal aid, a freeze on court closures, improved rehabilitation of offenders and a serious commitment to better decision making across Whitehall, the British public will be even more let down, says Amanda Pinto QC, Chair of the Bar Council.


Amanda Pinto QC, Chair of the Bar Council, the representative body for barristers, said:

"We are calling for 10 key areas of investment across the entire justice system to reverse declining confidence in justice in our country.

"Not a day goes by when we don’t read about woeful crime detection rates, with some crimes not even being investigated because of squeezed police resources, fewer prosecutions and courts sitting empty.

"Unless there is an urgent cash injection for legal aid, a freeze on court closures, improved rehabilitation of offenders and a serious commitment to better decision making across Whitehall, the British public will be even more let down.

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