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  • 12 Dec 2012 4:41 PM | Deleted user

    Maura McGowan QC, the incoming Chairman of the Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, delivers her inaugural address at the Bar Council's offices, in which she will set out a vision for a profession which is engaged and in control of its future. 

    http://www.barcouncil.org.uk/media-centre/news-and-press-releases/2012/december/engaged-and-in-control-incoming-bar-chairman-sets-vision-for-future/

  • 10 Dec 2012 4:42 PM | Deleted user

    Six barristers have received more than £500,000 of public money in one year for defending suspected criminals. The scale of the pay-outs has alarmed ministers, who have warned that they showed that Britain has one of the "most expensive legal systems aid systems in the world”.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/9731800/Barristers-rake-in-fortunes-from-legal-aid.html

  • 03 Dec 2012 4:43 PM | Deleted user

    Barristers will be forced to take strike action for the first time if the Government pushes ahead with its proposed reform of the legal aid system, the new head of the Criminal Bar Association has said. 

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/9716069/Devils-advocate-Michael-Turner-preprares-for-his-toughest-case.html

  • 30 Nov 2012 4:44 PM | Deleted user

    What future is there for the legal profession in England and Wales? Spend a few hours at the annual barristers' conference and you will come away profoundly depressed. But read the latest thoughts of the profession's leading futurologist and you may well be inspired. 

    http://www.standpointmag.co.uk/node/4740/full

  • 21 Nov 2012 4:46 PM | Deleted user

    Legal aid cuts and an increase in the number of litigants in person could lead to the creation of a "black hole" for civil law reform. 

    http://www.solicitorsjournal.com/news/crime/funding-legal-aid/legal-aid-cuts-could-lead-law-reform-%E2%80%98black-hole%E2%80%99-0

  • 15 Nov 2012 5:10 PM | Deleted user

    The Jackson reforms will heighten potential conflicts of interest where barristers are dealing directly with the public, experts at the bar conference warned last week.

    http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/jackson-will-fuel-conflicts

  • 02 Oct 2012 5:13 PM | Deleted user

    Over-50s holiday specialist Saga said it would target clients ‘bamboozled’ by jargon as it became the second consumer brand name to enter the legal services market

    http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/saga-target-8-million-customers-legal-services-offering

  • 28 Sep 2012 5:16 PM | Deleted user

    The UK's 100 largest law firms by revenue have seen their slowest income growth rate for six quarters, with the largest firms seeing the most sluggish growth.

    http://www.legalweek.com/legal-week/news/2208612/uk-top-100-largest-law-firms-suffer-slowest-rise-in-quarterly-revenue-in-nearly-two-years

  • 27 Sep 2012 5:20 PM | Deleted user

    On 1 April 2013, the reforms to civil costs contained in the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 will come into force. Part 2 of the act provides for the implementation of recommendations 7, 9, 14 and 94 of the final report on civil litigation costs by Sir Rupert Jackson.

    http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/in-practice/jackson-s-10-increase-general-damages

  • 27 Sep 2012 5:18 PM | Deleted user

    The lord chief justice today expressed concerns that litigants in person will increase further when legal aid cuts come into force next year.

    http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/lcj-voices-new-fears-over-rise-litigants-person

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