Young Barristers’ Committee carried out a survey in 2016, to investigate whether the issue about poor or no remuneration of young barristers in Magistrates’ Courts had changed since the publication of the Protocol.
We received 292 responses in total, which is approximately 25% of the estimated 1140 practising in criminal law. These figures are based on the Bar Standard Board’s statistics for Feb 2014, which featured in the Jeffrey review.
The findings highlighted the following:
- This issue is prevalent among young criminal barristers, and does not just affect pupils, as some may think. 75% of respondents were tenants in Chambers.