Please see below a petition - please email Sam Parham at Garden Court Chambers firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Sam on twitter @sam_parham if you are a barrister practising in criminal law and would like to be added as a signatory.
'Response to the CBA announcement of 27.3.2014-
NOT IN OUR NAME
‘Divide and rule’ between the professions is not applied in our name.
As individuals, we believe in the highest quality representation for our clients and in unity of action between the professions. It is only through this united stance that we have been able to come this far and unity remains essential to the preservation of this profession and to the protection of justice.
The breaking of unprecedented unity is not in our name.
Cuts, be they deferred, are not in our name.
Cuts heavily weighted upon solicitors rather than barristers are not in our name. The cuts already imposed are devastating and crippling to all.
We also provide support to solicitors and to the National Association of Probation Officers (NAPO) in their protest action on the 31st March and 1st April 2014.
We further pledge our support to the march from Old Palace Yard, SW1 to the MOJ Headquarters on 1st April from 14:15 (Mr Grayling’s Birthday).