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Consumer panel calls into question barristers’ £500,000 indemnity limit

The Legal Services Consumer Panel has called into question the existing minimum indemnity cover limit of £500,000 for barristers and called for more research before the limit was extended to firms regulated by the Bar Standards Board.

September 17th, 2014 | No Comments »

BSB not expecting barrister rush to create entities

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) is not expecting the introduction of entity regulation to lead to many barristers joining forces in a single business, it has emerged.

September 15th, 2014 | No Comments »

We need more independence, BSB director says

Dr Vanessa Davies, director of the Bar Standards Board (BSB), has made it clear that the regulator will push for more independence in the future.

September 12th, 2014 | 1 Comment »

Barristers’ clerks leader condemns “scandalous” local authority portal scheme

A barrister portal scheme operated by the North West Legal Consortium, a group of over 30 local authorities, has been condemned as “scandalous” by the Institute of Barristers’ Clerks (IBC).

August 22nd, 2014 | 1 Comment »

LeO to review internal guidelines after barrister cleared of misconduct

The Legal Ombudsman has announced that it will be reviewing its internal guidance after a barrister was cleared of misconduct because LeO failed to share information.

August 21st, 2014 | 3 Comments »

Barristers’ clerks attack law firms over contract payment terms

Law firms are imposing contracts on barristers they would never sign themselves, the chair of the Institute of Barristers’ Clerks (IBC) has said. One term obliges solicitors only to use their “best endeavours” to pay counsel.

August 18th, 2014 | No Comments »

BSB and IPS to launch joint youth advocacy review

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) and ILEX Professional Standards (IPS) are contacting research organisations to prepare the way for an independent review of advocacy in the youth courts.

August 18th, 2014 | No Comments »

Tax barristers should report colleagues who break rules, Davies says

Tax barristers who have evidence of colleagues breaking the rules should report it to the Bar Standards Board (BSB), chief executive Dr Vanessa Davies has said.

August 12th, 2014 | No Comments »

Setting up a barrister law firm

At present, the main option for a group of barristers wishing formally to collaborate and share profits is to form an SRA-regulated law firm or, if non-lawyer managers are involved, an SRA-regulated alternative business structure (ABS). The impending introduction of entity regulation (and most likely ABSs) by the BSB will tip things on their head and create additional options for entrepreneurial barristers.

August 12th, 2014 | 1 Comment »

Visitors uphold fine for pupillage head who ignored online applications

The Bar’s disciplinary tribunal was right to fine the head of a pupillage committee at a London chambers who ignored 98 online applications, the Visitors to the Inns of Court have ruled.

August 11th, 2014 | 1 Comment »