Swansea courts ground to a halt on Friday with a walk out by barristers.
They are protesting about the cuts that are being made to leagal aid by the Government.
Of the 14 trials that were due to be heard on Friday only six actually went ahead.
Thre has been warnings that the impact will be felt worst on people who are looking for local expertise including being able to give instructions in Welsh.
3rd July 2013