Matrix members welcome CBA decision to ballot


The members of the criminal team at Matrix Chambers support solicitors in their opposition to the 8.75% cut to solicitors’ litigator fees implemented on 1 July 2015. The team welcomes the decision of the Criminal Bar Association to ballot its members on taking further action. Members will carefully consider their position, in coordination with our solicitor colleagues, following publication of the results of the ballot, which will close on 14 July 2015.  Pending the ballot and further consultation, each member of the criminal team has considered his/her individual stance and informed the practice staff that they will not be accepting instructions with a representation order dated from 1 July 2015.