Barristers


Proudman calls for 50% of all chambers’ members to be women

20 May 2019

There should be a 50% target of women in all chambers, along with an independent office that is responsible for furthering equality and diversity at the Bar, a campaigner has argued.


Inns of Court to re-enter training market with new Bar course

10 May 2019

The Inns of Court are to re-enter the student training market and become the first to unveil plans to deliver the new Bar training course at a price 30% cheaper than the current BPTC as it is not-for-profit.


Written pupillage agreements to reduce “inappropriate behaviour”

9 May 2019

Making written pupillage agreements compulsory could reduce the risk of pupil barristers being subjected to “inappropriate behaviour”, the Bar Standards Board has said.


LSB rethinks rule stopping rep bodies from “influencing” regulators

3 May 2019

The Legal Services Board is pulling back on proposed rules that would not allow bodies like the Law Society and Bar Council to try and “influence” their regulatory arms.


Barristers can act as deputies, Court of Protection rules

26 April 2019

Barristers can act as professional property and affairs deputies for people who lack mental capacity, although it is not seen as a legal service, the Court of Protection has ruled.


SRA: Law firm harassment cases behind majority of NDA complaints

25 April 2019

More than half of the reports received by the SRA about the use of non-disclosure agreements in discrimination or harassment cases relate to claims made within law firms, it has emerged.


Barrister and solicitor thrown out of profession for sex offences

17 April 2019

A barrister jailed for 10 years for multiple sex offences has been disbarred, while a solicitor convicted of three offences and handed a suspended sentence has been struck off.


Barrister’s non-contractual fees “vest in trustee in bankruptcy”

15 April 2019

A barrister’s non-contractual fees are property for the purposes of insolvency law and vest in his trustee in bankruptcy, the Court of Appeal has ruled as it overturned the High Court.


High Court rejects bomb hoax barrister’s appeal

10 April 2019

The High Court has rejected an appeal from a barrister disbarred last year after being jailed for telling the government that the Olympic Games in London was at risk from terrorists with a nuclear bomb.


Jail for bogus barrister who scammed his way to pupillage

3 April 2019

A fraudster who posed as a barrister after tricking a London set into giving him pupillage has been jailed for 27 months. He worked on 18 family law cases, one of which has already had to be reheard.

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One day I had a lightbulb moment. “Why don’t I set up a website with basic information for people which they pay to access? The fees would pay for the site and my time.” That thought changed my life.

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