- Friday, 8 July 2016
The Lord Chief Justice has revived Lord Bingham’s call for criminal law to be codified in a single document. Among the arguments put forward by Lord Thomas were there were fewer criminal law specialists as expertise was “increasingly diverted elsewhere”.
Tags: advocates, criminal law
Posted in Latest news
- Thursday, 13 November 2014
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”.
Tags: advocates, Bar Council, Criminal Bar Association, Legal Aid Agency, QASA
Posted in Barristers, Latest news, Regulation, Solicitors
- Monday, 12 May 2014
The introduction of the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (QASA) is likely to be delayed yet again after four barristers won permission to appeal against the dismissal of their judicial review application by the High Court in January.
Tags: advocates, QASA, Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates
Posted in Barristers, Latest news, Legal Executives, Regulation, Solicitors
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SDLT is not stamp duty. This is something I have to say to firms too often. Whilst it has some of the same words in its name, it is not the former tax on property deeds that existed pre-December 2003.