- Thursday, 7 May 2015
Scotland’s most senior judges have rejected a bid to allow an English barrister to appear before the country’s highest civil court for the first time in nearly 500 years. They said that the College of Justice Act 1532 remains good law.
Tags: rights of audience, Scotland
Posted in Barristers, Latest news
- Tuesday, 31 March 2015
A report for the Bar Council on the future of criminal justice and advocacy has recommended that legal executives are kept out of the Crown Courts, while solicitors should only be granted rights of audience if they have undergone the same level of training as barristers.
Tags: advocacy, Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, rights of audience, Rivlin report
Posted in Barristers, Latest news, Legal Executives, Legal Services Act, Regulation, Solicitors
- Thursday, 14 April 2011
Charles Plant, the chairman of the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), has finally said the unsayable and brought into focus what could well be the long-term future of regulation for lawyers – a single regulator for all, rather than the multiplicity we currently have.
Tags: bar standards board, ILEX Professional Standards, internal governance rules, rights of audience, Solicitors Regulation Authority
Posted in Blog
- Monday, 7 February 2011
Patent attorneys have litigation rights in a wider range of cases than previously thought, including disputes over license agreements and related intellectual property, the High Court has ruled in what is believed to be the first judgement on the scope of patent attorney litigators’ rights.
Tags: Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, rights of audience
Posted in News, Other lawyers
- Monday, 29 March 2010
The new scheme for solicitors to acquire rights of audience will finally go live on 1 April after the Ministry of Justice gave the SRA the go-ahead. Qualification will be through an assessment based on competence standards, with no experience exemption any more.
Tags: rights of audience, SRA
Posted in Latest news, Regulation, Solicitors
- Tuesday, 16 February 2010
The Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) is set to apply to the Legal Services Board for the power to grant rights of audience and rights to conduct litigation to licensed conveyancers. It is part of a package of measures aimed at putting the CLC in the position to apply to become an alternative business structures licensing authority.
Tags: licensed conveyancers, reserved activities, rights of audience
Posted in Alternative business structures, Latest news, Other lawyers, Regulation
Mentoring programmes are increasingly common in law firms. The weight of academic literature points to the positive benefits of mentoring on professional development.
Whilst many firms have made admirable leaps to improve diversity, both at board level and more broadly, one area of diversity that is less well-known or reported on is that of cognitive diversity.