According to an HM Courts & Tribunals Service spokeswoman the impact of today’s action was ‘limited and manageable’ – 98% of listed magistrates’ courtrooms sat, as did 71% of Crown courtrooms.
As a barrister I aim to undermine false assertions with forensic skill and questioning. Teasing out information that demonstrates something is not quite right with a fact or a conclusion. Often such advocacy will be subtle and require the development of a nuanced argument.
So how do I approach the assertion that 71% of Crown Court courtrooms sat with the strike having “limited impact”?
I need say no more.