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29 March 2010


Name: Moving toward a fairer fee policy: transitional arrangements
Who: Solicitors Regulation Authority
Closing date: 16 April
In brief: The third consultation on fee policy, this considers ways to moderate the impact of using the firms’ turnover figure to set the new turnover-based fee, where firms have subsequently been hit by the recession.
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Name: Development of authorisation to practise arrangements
Who: Bar Standards Board
Closing date: 1 June
In brief: The board proposed a strengthened approach to the practising certificate renewal process which is more directly linked to compliance with the criteria that must be met in order to practise as a barrister, such as CPD and professional indemnity insurance cover.
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Be careful you do not leave anything behind: will we see the end of chambers?

Charles Feeny

Experience of practice by digital support suggests that working practices will become much more informal and spontaneous, not requiring support by specific entities or even contractual arrangements. This is likely to be particularly true of the Bar, which is or should be a profession focusing on individuals. The future of the Bar is more likely to resemble a library as seen in Scotland and Ireland – albeit an electronic library – rather than the traditional chambers structure.

January 18th, 2017