Why yes I would. I said that earlier
Clearly you don't understand the way we get allocated work, the cab rank rule for barristers or the reason behind it. I know you don't want to know but in the hope I can clear this up for someone here it is.
We as barristers don't have the option of saying no to work just because we don't like it. The work comes in to our chambers through the clerks who look at the case, assess who is free, who is experienced enough for the case and if who works within the fee schedule that the person sending the case has specified. They then allocate the case to the next barrister in line.
Now unless I have a personal interest in the case (I couldn't prosecute a family member fir instance) I need a very good reason to return that piece of work. This would not matter to the average everyday man on the street, he just wants a barrister so he would not know if I turned down his case or that it was a big deal. The CPS however and many solicitor firms do know what a big deal this is (the CPS especially) and they want to know the reason I turn down their case, and if it's not a valid one they will report me to the bar standards board and my inn of court. This could spell the end of my career as a barrister.
Now before we all start frothing at he mouth and getting all paranoid there is a very good reason for this system. It prevents a barrister from giving up cases that he does not fancy or that he thinks the person deserves to be prosecuted. It also prevents barristers from only working for the rich and prevents us refusing cases because the prosecutor asked us not to take it. All good things I am sure you will agree (or not