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  • 09 May 2013 5:20 PM | Deleted user

    His Honour Judge Simon Brown QC has made the point that case management is costs management and vice-versa.

    http://www.newlawjournal.co.uk/nlj/content/jackson-masterclass-new-regime

  • 08 May 2013 5:25 PM | Deleted user

    The Law Society has called for a complete rethink of the government's 'economically unworkable' and 'potentially unlawful' criminal legal aid proposals.

    http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/criminal-legal-aid-reforms-potentially-unlawful-society

  • 08 May 2013 5:23 PM | Deleted user

    A survey by a Legal Recruitment firm has revealed that criminal solicitors are almost three times more likely to move jobs because of anti-social hours than their peers in other areas of practice.

    http://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/forget-city-work-life-balance-problem-crime-lawyers

  • 03 May 2013 5:26 PM | Deleted user

    An end to the bans on self-employed barristers conducting litigation and sharing premises or forming associations with non-barristers is in sight as the Bar Standards Board (BSB) laid out the first stage of its major liberalisation programme.

    http://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/barristers-tools-compete-solicitors-bsb-seeks-approval-liberalisation

  • 02 May 2013 5:28 PM | Deleted user

    Why compromise? Increasingly in civil litigation there are no winners — not even the lawyers, following the review and implementation of Sir Rupert Jackson’s report into costs. The question is rapidly being re-phrased as “Why litigate?”

    http://blog.oup.com/2013/04/uk-law-mediation-alternative-dispute-resolution/?

  • 02 May 2013 5:27 PM | Deleted user

    There will be an "enormous amount" of external investment and merger activity in the legal market over the next 24 months, a leading investment banker has predicted.

    http://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/you-aint-seen-nothing-yet-says-top-banker-flood-investment-mergers-way

  • 30 Apr 2013 5:31 PM | Deleted user

    Barristers in Wales voted unanimously to boycott the controversial quality assessment scheme.

    http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/mayhem-threat-wales-votes-against-qasa


  • 30 Apr 2013 5:29 PM | Deleted user

    England's 800-year-old tradition of fair and open access to justice for all will be destroyed by sweeping Government plans to reform criminal legal aid, senior judges and magistrates have warned.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/new-legal-aid-reforms-end-justice-for-all-lawyers-warn-8591234.html

  • 26 Apr 2013 5:32 PM | Deleted user

    Justice secretary Chris Grayling has sought to drive a wedge between solicitors and barristers over the drastic plans to cut criminal legal aid and restructure the market.

    http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/revealed-grayling039s-plan-drive-a-wedge-between-bar-and-solicitors

  • 24 Apr 2013 5:34 PM | Deleted user

    Crown court hearings across the north were disrupted as over 400 barristers stayed away from court in the first incident of militant action against the government's planned reforms to criminal legal aid.


    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-22253363



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