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Lord Chief Justice calls for codification of criminal law

The Lord Chief Justice has revived Lord Bingham’s call for criminal law to be codified in a single document. Among the arguments put forward by Lord Thomas were there were fewer criminal law specialists as expertise was “increasingly diverted elsewhere”.

July 8th, 2016 | No Comments »

Judge hits out at system that encourages solicitors to charge barristers referral fees

Mr Justice Green, chairman of the Advocacy Training Council, has condemned the lack of a “level playing field” for publicly funded advocates, which is leading to the practice of “selling litigation rights”.

November 13th, 2014 | 1 Comment »

QASA set for further delay as barristers win permission to appeal

The introduction of the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (QASA) is likely to be delayed yet again after four barristers won permission to appeal against the dismissal of their judicial review application by the High Court in January.

May 12th, 2014 | No Comments »