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Criminal lawyers continue their total strike despite the death of the Queen

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Criminal lawyers continue their total strike despite the death of the Queen

Criminal lawyers must continue with their total strike despite the death of the Queen.

The Criminal Bar Association (CBA) leader said defense attorneys will continue to refuse to work on legal aid-funded cases.

CBA Chair Kirsty Brimelow KC told members, “This is a critical phase. The action has a major impact and resolution is a logical step for the government.’

Protests in courts and in Westminster next week have been called off, but the strike action continues. Protests after the Queen’s funeral are ‘watched’.

The Communication Workers Union has lifted yesterday’s postal strikes and the RMT rail union has halted its strikes for next Thursday and Saturday so mourners can come to London.

Criminal Bar Association (CBA) leader Kirsty Brimelow KC said defense attorneys will continue to refuse to work on legal aid funded cases.

Criminal lawyers gathered outside the Supreme Court as they begin their indefinite strike over wages and cuts to legal aid on Tuesday

Criminal lawyers gathered outside the Supreme Court as they begin their indefinite strike over wages and cuts to legal aid on Tuesday

Meanwhile, the schools were told yesterday to remain open, but they held special meetings, observed silences and lit candles to mark the Queen’s death.

Some modified lessons, flags at half-mast and students invited to write in memorial books about Britain’s longest-serving monarch.

In an email to schools on Thursday, the Ministry of Education said they should “stay open” during the period of national mourning, but added they “might want to consider organizing special activities… to help save the lives of To commemorate Her Majesty’.

The funeral is thought to take place on Monday, September 19. Once confirmed, officials will re-contact the schools with further guidance. If it occurs on a weekday, it is widely expected to be considered a public holiday and schools are likely to close.

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