What are the cuts?: Yesterday’s article in the Guardian outlines some of the issues at stake. http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/jan/04/fighting-for-legal-aid-matt-foot.
More detail about the cuts can also be found in this excellent briefing prepared by the Justice Alliance:http://www.defendtherighttoprotest.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/JA-statements-14Nov2013.pdf
Demonstration: In London the Justice Alliance has called a demonstration outside Westminster Magistrates Court from 9.30-10.30. See: http://www.defendtherighttoprotest.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/JA_demo_6Jan2014_A5flyer.pdf
Pickets and Protests: Below are details of pickets and protests in different areas and times when the Criminal Bar Association’s message to the government will be read out:
The South Eastern
London: Snaresbrook and Central Criminal Court
The CBA message will be read at 10.30
Southwark: The message will be read by the Chairman at 10.45 on arrival from Justice Alliance Meeting.
Meet at 10.15 , message to be read at 10.30 at:
Norfolk /Suffolk: Norwich
Bedfordshire: St Albans
Thames Valley: Oxford
Assemble at 10.00. Meetings will take place outside the following Courts; Manchester, Liverpool and Preston. The CBA message will be read at 10.30. Disperse at 11.00.
Assemble at 10.00 outside Birmingham Crown Court. The CBA message will be read at 10.30. The members will move to St Phillips Chambers for a Circuit meeting.
Assemble at 10.00 outside the following Crown Courts; Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Sheffield, Bradford, Hull and Leeds.
The CBA message will be read at 10.30.
Assemble outside the following Crown Courts; Cardiff Crown Court, Swansea and Mold Crown Court at 10am.
The message will read in Welsh and English at 10.30.
Meetings have been arranged for the following cities for 10.30.
Bristol: The Grand Hotel
Winchester: The Royal Hotel
Exeter : Magdalen Chambers”