- Tuesday, 19 August 2014
The Bar Disciplinary Tribunal has told the Legal Ombudsman that “co-operation is a two-way process”, in a case involving a failure to share information with the lawyer who was the subject of a complaint.
Tags: Bar disciplinary tribunal, Bar Tribunals and Adjudication Service, Legal Ombudsman, LeO
Posted in Latest news, Legal Ombudsman
- Friday, 14 March 2014
Three-quarters of the recommendations made by the 2012 Browne report into the disciplinary regime for barristers – sparked by irregularities over appointments to the disciplinary panels – have so far been implemented, according to a Bar Standards Board report.
Tags: bar standards board, Bar Tribunals and Adjudication Service, COIC, Council of the Inns of Court
Posted in Barristers, Latest news, News
- Monday, 10 March 2014
The sanctions and appeals regimes of the frontline regulators are an inconsistent “jumble” of different powers that may protect lawyers rather than consumers, according to the Legal Services Board.
Tags: bar standards board, Bar Tribunals and Adjudication Service, Costs Lawyer Standards Board, First Tier Tribunal, ILEX Professional Standards, Intellectual Property Regulation Board, Legal Services Board, Soilcitors Disciplinary Tribunal
Posted in Barristers, Latest news, Legal Executives, News, Other lawyers, Regulation, Solicitors
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