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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 »

High Court overturns tribunal’s decision on barrister accused of concealing convictions

The High Court has quashed the decision of a Bar disciplinary tribunal, which resulted in a barrister being disbarred and fined £3,000, following accusations that he failed to disclose criminal convictions.

August 5th, 2014 | 1 Comment »

Solicitors accused of “bullying” barristers into accepting contracts

Solicitors have been accused of using “bullying” tactics to impose their own contractual terms on barristers.

August 4th, 2014 | No Comments »

Bar Standards Board to “research need for accreditation schemes”

The Bar Standards (BSB) has promised to research “the need for other quality assurance schemes and/or accreditation schemes” so the public can have confidence in barristers.

August 4th, 2014 | No Comments »