Menu

Login to access your account

Mon, 6 April 2020

Personalise Your Politics

Subscribe now
The House Live All
New appointments this week in UK politics, the civil service and public affairs Member content
Home affairs
Coronavirus
Home affairs
Coronavirus
By Policy Exchange
Coronavirus
Press releases

Bar Council calls on Chancellor to fix criminal justice system

Bar Council | Bar Council

1 min read Member content

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.

Read the most recent article written by Bar Council - Bar Council calls on Ministry of Justice to urgently halt jury trials

Categories

Home affairs
Associated Organisation
Partner content
The Cybersecurity Summit

Join Cyber Security and ICT professionals from across central government, local government, law enforcement and wider public sector, to tackle key issues at the heart of UK public sector.

Find out more

Partner content
NICE Annual Conference 2020

NICE 2020: Connecting evidence, people and practice showcases the latest developments in clinical improvement, health technologies and patient-centred quality care.

Find out more