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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 »

CBA campaign for level playing field “not a cry for war” with solicitor-advocates

A new Criminal Bar Association campaign to ensure that barristers and higher court advocates compete on a “level playing-field” does not amount to a “cry for war”, its chairman has said.

November 11th, 2014 | No Comments »

QASA challenge could cost criminal barristers £215,000

The Criminal Bar Association and circuits could face a £65,000 bill – nearly twice what they had hoped for – if their Court of Appeal bid to derail the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (QASA) fails, it has emerged.

August 11th, 2014 | No Comments »

QASA's future on knife edge as advocates' boycott holds

A tiny number of criminal advocates has so far signed up to the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (QASA), suggesting a profession-wide boycott of the scheme is holding.

March 26th, 2014 | 2 Comments »