Barristers in England and Wales ‘in grip of mental health crisis’

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Legal aid cuts, and rise in digital evidence and sexual abuse cases affecting profession, says CBA

Criminal barristers are in the grip of a mental health crisis caused by significant increases in the amount of digital evidence, the number of historical sexual assault cases and long hours, the body that represents them has said.

Changes to the legal system, including to the fee structure and proposals to extend court hours, were likely to further damage a profession already struggling to cope, according to the Criminal Bar Association (CBA), which represents members of the bar in England and Wales.

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