- Wednesday, 22 March 2017
The justice select committee has described the impact of Brexit on legal services as “a cause for concern, but not hyberbole”, in a report published today. MPs said that maintaining cross-border legal practice rights and access to “valuable regulations” on inter-state commercial law should be two of the four main justice aims for government negotiators.
Tags: Brexit, justice select committee, legal profession
Posted in Barristers, Latest news, Regulation, Solicitors
- Friday, 13 March 2015
MPs have called on the government to consult on whether there should be formal regulation of McKenzie Friends, whether or not they charge fees. They said encouraging the use of McKenzie Friends “may in some circumstances amount to a counsel of despair”.
Tags: justice select committee, telephone advice
Posted in Consumer panel, Latest news, Legal Services Act, Regulation
- Wednesday, 29 October 2014
Dame Ursula Brennan, permanent secretary at the Ministry of Justice, faced angry questions from opposition MPs yesterday as to why a highly critical report on the criminal legal aid cuts had only been released last month – more than a year after it was finished.
Tags: justice select committee, legal aid, Ministry of Justice
Posted in Latest news
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