Bar finds a seat in the last chance saloon
There is a story going round the criminal Bar about a Crown Court judge who recently took exception to the increasing tendency of the Crown Prosecution…
There is a story going round the criminal Bar about a Crown Court judge who recently took exception to the increasing tendency of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to deploy its own barristers for court advocacy. Apparently, this off-message judge struck a blow for the Bar by refusing to give in-house CPS prosecutors more time to prepare cases on the grounds that a barrister wouldn’t need it. It wasn’t long, so the story goes, before said judge got a call from someone higher up ordering him to back off.
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