Bar Council's response to the leaked Cabinet Office report

11 November 2019

Richard Atkins QC, Chair of the Bar Council, said:

"This report confirms that delays continue to undermine the effectiveness of the criminal justice system. It is clear that the justice system - and the criminal justice system in particular - is suffering from many years of chronic underfunding; a point we have been pressing for some time. Victims of crime should not be deterred from reporting what has happened to them because they are worried about the length of time it will take for their case to be investigated or put before a court."