Refusing to work for inadequate rates is entirely defensible.
Withdrawing labour in the course of a trial is professionally indefensible.
That is denying the access of others to justice.
A surgeon would not do that and nor should we.
In all the heat of legitimate fury, please please let none of us forget that fundamental principle.
In short, we must fight on with all the spirit and skill that we possess, but only within the law and
the standards which govern our existence.
Nigel Pascoe QC