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Day of Action Update

All members of Devon Chambers participated in the day of action on Friday 7th March 2014. No members attended court that day. The Ministry of Justice called the action "limited and manageable". In Truro and Plymouth, no barristers in private practice or Defence Higher Court Advocates attended court; this resulted in the huge majority of cases being adjourned until dates in the future.

The purpose behind the action was to demonstate to the Ministry of Justice the devastating effect which its proposals will have upon the administration of justice.

Piers Norsworthy was interviewed by Radio Plymouth and Jason Beal by The Herald; click here to read the article in full.

Members of Chambers used the day constructively as part of the Bar's long-standing commitment to promote interest in the law and the Criminal Justice System within the community. Scott Horner spoke to a group of students with aspirations to study law at Devonport High School for Boys. Rupert Taylor and Julia Cox spent the day at Penrice Community College, St. Austell helping the students to understand the way that the legal system impacts upon them and their studies. Jason Beal and Piers Norsworthy met with the Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall, Tony Hogg, and his Chief Executive, in order to discuss the implications of the governments proposals.