- 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
Planning for retirement
8 July 2020
In 2006 I started thinking about retirement whilst founding a boutique practice specialising in partnership and employment law. Ten years later, a friend told me that I would never be able to retire.
Time for a new regulatory settlement
3 July 2020
The problem with reform based on a compromise with vested interests is that it ends up being more pig’s ear than silk purse and the Legal Services Act 2007 is no exception.