Bar Council and Inns: Cut training cost by allowing students to learn the law how they want – Legal Futures

Posted December 2nd, 2016 in barristers, inns of court, legal education, news by sally

‘A model of training barristers that would split the Bar professional training course (BPTC) into two – allowing students to learn procedure and evidence however they want before undergoing compulsory skills training – has been put forward by the Bar Council and Council of the Inns of Court (COIC) as another alternative to the Bar Standards Board’s (BSB) current consultation on training reform.’

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Legal Futures, 2nd December 2016

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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BSB extends Future Bar Training consultation to include a new proposal from COIC and the Bar Council – Bar Standards Board

Posted December 1st, 2016 in barristers, consultations, inns of court, legal profession, news by sally

‘On 3 October, the Bar Standards Board (BSB) issued a consultation document outlining three possible approaches towards the future of Bar training.’

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Bar Standards Board, 1st December 2016

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

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Students to get Bar Council membership – The Bar Council

Posted November 30th, 2016 in barristers, legal education, press releases by tracey

‘Students considering a career at the Bar can now become involved with the Bar Council and support the organisation’s work on access to justice, as well as benefit from a number of services offered to subscribers by the Bar Council, the representative body for barristers.’

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The Bar Council, 29th November 2016

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

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Bar’s entity regulation “better and cheaper”, claims solicitor – Legal Futures

‘Bar Standards Board (BSB) entity regulation is “significantly cheaper and simpler” for sole practitioners and better for clients, according to a solicitor whose start-up law firm is to be regulated by the BSB.’

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Legal Futures, 29th November 2016

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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Exclusive: High Court lambasts BSB for “seriously mishandling” disciplinary case – Legal Futures

Posted November 28th, 2016 in barristers, case management, disciplinary procedures, news, solicitors, tribunals by tracey

‘The High Court has overturned a disciplinary finding against a barrister after finding that the Bar Standards Board “seriously mishandled” the case.’

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Legal Futures, 28th November 2016

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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Kate Gallafent QC to assist with review into abuse cases – The Football Association

Posted November 28th, 2016 in barristers, child abuse, inquiries, press releases, sexual offences, sport by tracey

‘The FA has instructed independent leading counsel Kate Gallafent QC to assist it with a review into the abuse cases which have recently come to light.’

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The Football Association, 27th November 2016

source: www.thefa.com

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BSB seeks views on shared parental leave for self-employed barristers – Bar Standards Board

Posted November 23rd, 2016 in barristers, consultations, news, parental rights, self-employment by tracey

‘”Should self-employed barristers enjoy similar rights to shared parental leave as employed barristers?” the Bar Standards Board (BSB) asks in a consultation launched today.’

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Bar Standards Board, 22nd November 2016

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

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Senior former manager sues CPS for unfair dismissal – The Guardian

‘A senior former manager is suing the Crown Prosecution Service for unfair and constructive dismissal in an employment claim that has exposed strains in the way cases are brought to trial.’

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The Guardian, 21st November 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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‘Vexatious’ barrister loses High Court appeal against disbarment – Legal Futures

‘A barrister who was disbarred after the Employment Appeal Tribunal made a ‘restriction of proceedings’ order (RPO) to prevent him bringing further vexatious claims, has had his appeal to the High Court rejected.’

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Legal Futures, 18th November 2016

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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Another top lawyer quits child sexual abuse inquiry – The Guardian

Posted November 16th, 2016 in barristers, child abuse, inquiries, news, sexual offences by sally

‘The troubled inquiry into historical child sexual abuse is facing further questions from MPs about its future after another senior lawyer resigned and two more are threatening to do so. ‘

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The Guardian, 16th November 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Bar Council launches vulnerable witness advocacy training – The Bar Council

‘Pro bono training launched for advocates dealing with vulnerable witnesses.’

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The Bar Council, 14th November 2016

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

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Employed barristers call for greater recognition of their abilities – Legal Futures

Posted November 7th, 2016 in barristers, employment, news, remuneration, reports by sally

‘The majority at the employed Bar “do not feel supported or that their work is recognised”, both by the self-employed Bar and the Bar Council, research released yesterday by the latter has found.’

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Legal Futures, 4th November 2016

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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Employed barristers point to financial security & work/life balance as reasons for going in-house – The Bar Council

Posted November 3rd, 2016 in barristers, employment, press releases, reports by tracey

‘New research from the Bar Council, the representative body for all barristers in England & Wales, on employed barristers’ experiences shows that financial security, a good work/life balance, pension and an interesting and diverse range of work are key factors in choosing to work in-house.’

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The Bar Council, 3rd November 2016

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

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Child sex abuse inquiry lawyer resigns over concerns – BBC News

Posted November 1st, 2016 in barristers, child abuse, inquiries, news, sexual offences by sally

‘A key lawyer for the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse has resigned, BBC Newsnight has learned.’

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BBC News, 1st November 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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All change – Counsel

Posted October 31st, 2016 in barristers, inns of court, legal aid, mergers, news by sally

‘Catherine Baksi takes a look at how chambers are adapting to a pressured and competitive environment.’

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Counsel, November 2016

Source: www.counselmagazine.co.uk

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Barrister disbarred over antisemitic and racist tweets – Legal Futures

Posted October 31st, 2016 in barristers, disciplinary procedures, internet, news, racism by sally

‘A barrister who sent out a series of anti-semitic and racist tweets has been disbarred by a Bar disciplinary tribunal.’

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Legal Futures, 28th October 2016

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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Abuse inquiry dropped investigation into lawyer’s conduct – BBC News

Posted October 28th, 2016 in barristers, child abuse, inquiries, news, sexual offences by sally

‘The child sex abuse inquiry dropped an investigation of its most senior lawyer despite a disclosure of alleged sexual assault.’

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BBC News, 28th October 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Speech by Mr Justice Leggatt – ‘Contractual duties of good faith’ – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted October 25th, 2016 in barristers, contracts, judges, speeches by michael

‘In Cantonese “Yam seng” means “drink to success”. It is a phrase used when drinking a toast – or, as a Singapore dictionary describes it: “An exclamation made before an alcoholic drink is consumed”. It was also the name of the claimant company in one of the first cases that I heard when I went on the bench…’

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Lecture to the Commercial Bar Association, 18 October 2016

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

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Speech by Sir Ernest Ryder: Raising the Bar: Innovation and global opportunity for a forward thinking profession – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted October 20th, 2016 in barristers, courts, legal profession, speeches, tribunals by tracey

‘Keynote address at the Annual Bar and Young Bar Conference 2016.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 17th October 2016

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

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Barristers say ‘over-reaction’ to Ched Evans case counterproductive – The Guardian

Posted October 19th, 2016 in barristers, news, rape, sexual offences, victims, women by sally

‘Leading criminal barristers are concerned that victims of sexual attacks may be “scared off” from coming forward by the “over-reaction” of some women’s rights campaigners following the Ched Evans rape verdict.’

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The Guardian, 18th October 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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