Simon Spence KC interviewed by Times Radio

April 24, 2023

Simon Spence KC was interviewed by Times Radio discussing the impact on the Criminal Justice system following the departure of Justice Secretary Dominic Raab – the 10th Justice Secretary in 10 years.

Simon spoke about the underinvestment in the system and how huge backlogs have seen criminal barristers working under immense pressure leading to a high attrition rate. He commented that government need to take the criminal justice system seriously with proper care and concern coming from the top:

“The Criminal Justice System is one of the cornerstones of society and if it is not being taken seriously, then we have a major problem”.

Listen to interview here from 01:08:50: [The Times]