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29 March 2010


Name: Moving toward a fairer fee policy: transitional arrangements
Who: Solicitors Regulation Authority
Closing date: 16 April
In brief: The third consultation on fee policy, this considers ways to moderate the impact of using the firms’ turnover figure to set the new turnover-based fee, where firms have subsequently been hit by the recession.
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Name: Development of authorisation to practise arrangements
Who: Bar Standards Board
Closing date: 1 June
In brief: The board proposed a strengthened approach to the practising certificate renewal process which is more directly linked to compliance with the criteria that must be met in order to practise as a barrister, such as CPD and professional indemnity insurance cover.
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