LSB agrees to limit price transparency to public access barristers

25 June 2019

The Legal Services Board has approved Bar Standards Board plans which will require public access barristers, but not other self-employed barristers, to publish fees for routine legal services on their websites.

Legal aid lawyers “risk their mental health” with traumatic cases

13 June 2019

Legal aid lawyers in serious cases deal with trauma that is bound to have an impact on them, and they also have to start showing compassion to junior staff who suffer from burnout.

Law lecturers “free to embrace diversity”, says academic

31 May 2019

Academics who decline to pursue diversity in their teaching wrongly think that the content of curriculums for qualifying law degrees is detailed by legal regulators, a leading academic has suggested.

Report calls for end to “macho culture” of chambers

30 May 2019

The “macho culture that can pervade chambers” must go if the Bar is to improve its gender balance, a report by a specialist discrimination law firm run by a QC has concluded.

Barrister returns to High Court in BSB race discrimination case

29 May 2019

A barrister involved in long-running litigation with the Bar Standards Board, in a case that has already been to the Supreme Court, is preparing for the next stage of her race discrimination claim.

Dental regulator named new chief executive of LSB

24 May 2019

The executive director of strategy, policy and communications at the General Dental Council has been named as the new chief executive of the Legal Services Board.

High Court refuses employed lawyer pupillage exemption

23 May 2019

The High Court has a rejected a challenge to a decision by the Bar Standards Board refusing to grant an exemption from the first non-practising stage of pupillage.

Warrant issued for barrister who harassed solicitor

21 May 2019

A judge has issued a warrant for the arrest of a barrister accused of harassing a solicitor who refused to represent her on a pro bono basis.

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.

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