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“Do not dismiss ABSs,” Lord Judge tells criminal law barristers

Lord Judge

Lord Judge, the former Lord Chief Justice, has warned criminal law barristers that the “old-fashioned chambers structures must be reconsidered” and they must not dismiss alternative business structures “out of hand”.

October 31st, 2014

Barrister entrepreneur launches drafting service for lawyers

William Rees

Barrister entrepreneur William Rees has launched an online drafting service aimed at mainly at solicitors in small firms. The business provides “customised templates”, which aim to be more tailored to lawyers’ requirements and individual cases than traditional precedents.

October 31st, 2014

BSB to “consider future” of Bar Professional Training Course

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The Bar Standards Board (BSB) launched its ‘future Bar training’ programme this morning, which includes “considering the future of the Bar Professional Training Course” (BPTC).

October 31st, 2014

Law firms and chambers told to up their game on diversity or face “nuclear” option of quotas

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Law firms and chambers need to accelerate the increase in workforce diversity if they are to ward off the “nuclear” option of quotas being imposed, the Black Solicitors Network (BSN) has warned.

October 30th, 2014