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New advocacy panel could confuse public, CILEx Regulation warns

Setting up a new panel of criminal defence advocates could confuse the public, CILEx Regulation has warned. It said the legal regulators should control standards and quality.

December 8th, 2015 | No Comments »

Grayling promises crackdown on criminal law referral fees

Justice secretary Chris Grayling has promised criminal law barristers that the government will “take measures” to strengthen the Legal Aid Agency’s ban on solicitors demanding referral fees.

January 8th, 2015 | No Comments »

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 »

“Do not dismiss ABSs,” Lord Judge tells criminal law barristers

Lord Judge, the former Lord Chief Justice, has warned criminal law barristers that the “old-fashioned chambers structures must be reconsidered” and they must not dismiss alternative business structures “out of hand”.

October 31st, 2014 | No Comments »

LSB attacks Bar Council’s “extreme reluctance” to adapt to market conditions

The Legal Services Board (LSB) has said the Bar Council’s response to the Jeffrey review illustrated its “extreme reluctance” to “look forward and adapt to market conditions”.

July 24th, 2014 | No Comments »