April 05 2018
All members of the Criminal Team at 30 Park Place have considered the new Advocates’ Graduated Fee Scheme introduced from 1st April 2018. Each of us believes that the proposals threaten the proper functioning of the criminal justice system in England and Wales, and seriously jeopardise the continued existence of the publicly funded criminal bar.
30 Park Place supports the Criminal Bar Association’s call to the Ministry of Justice to withdraw the new scheme as presently drafted, and to amend the scheme in line with the reasonable proposals put forward by the CBA.
Every individual member of the Criminal Team at 30 Park Place has formally indicated that they will not be accepting defence instructions or returns, covered by a representation order which falls within the proposed scheme.
30 Park Place as a whole is proud to support the actions of its members and the Criminal Bar Association’s strategy which can be found on The Criminal Bar Association of England and Wales website.