Former pupillage head launches judicial review over non-judge Visitors – Legal Futures

Posted October 3rd, 2014 in inns of court, judicial review, news, pupillage by tracey

‘Ben Conlon, former head of the pupillage committee at 3 Temple Gardens, has launched a judicial review arguing that the Visitors to the Inns of Court should made up only of High Court judges.’

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Legal Futures, 3rd October 2014

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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Barristers can be fearless, but they must keep to the rules – The Guardian

‘How fearless can a barrister afford to be when representing a defendant at a criminal trial? That was the question I asked here exactly six months ago. The answer, we learned this week, is not as fearless as Lawrence McNulty was when he represented Munir Farooqi at a terrorist trial in the summer of 2011. A disciplinary tribunal of the inns of court has now convicted McNulty on four charges of professional misconduct arising from Farooqi’s trial, while acquitting the barrister of a fifth’

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The Guardian, 31st July 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Inns of Court funding scheme has created 30 new pupillages – The Lawyer

Posted May 9th, 2014 in inns of court, news, pupillage by sally

‘The Inns of Court Pupillage Matched Funding Scheme has created 30 pupillages in its first year, with 15 new pupils due to start in 2014 and the same number set to begin pupillage in 2015.’

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The Lawyer, 8th May 2014

Source: www.thelawyer.com

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Consultation Paper on Changes to the Guidance on Returning Instructions – Response on Behalf of the Bar Liaison Committee of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple – The Inner Temple

Posted May 1st, 2014 in barristers, consultations, fees, inns of court, news by sally

Consultation Paper on Changes to the Guidance on Returning Instructions – Response on Behalf of the Bar Liaison Committee of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple (PDF)

The Inner Temple, April 2014

Source: www.innertemple.org.uk

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COIC tribunals review: progress update – Bar Standards Board

Posted March 5th, 2014 in barristers, disciplinary procedures, inns of court, news, tribunals by sally

‘The Bar Standards Board has today [3 March] published an update on the contract management arrangements relating to COIC/BTAS (Council of the Inns of Court / Bar Tribunals and Adjudication Service) and the progress against the recommendations set out in the Browne report of 2012.’

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Bar Stardards Board, 3rd March 2014

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

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Barrister who falsified qualifications disbarred after mitigation was thrown into question – Legal Futures

‘A barrister who made national headlines after it was discovered he had falsified his educational qualifications and attainments was disbarred on appeal because of fresh evidence that undermined his mitigation, it has emerged.’

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Legal Futures, 4th March 2014

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Review of Provision of Independent Criminal Advocacy: COIC and ATC Submission – The Inner Temple

Posted January 6th, 2014 in advocacy, inns of court, legal education, legal profession, news by sally

‘This paper is written by representatives of the Council of the Inns of Court and the Advocacy Training Council to assist the ‘Review of the Provision of Independent Criminal Advocacy’ currently being undertaken by Sir Bill Jeffrey at the request of the Secretary of State for Justice.’

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The Inner Temple, December 2014

Source: www.innertemple.org.uk

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Consultation Paper “Transforming Legal Aid: Next Steps” Response on Behalf of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple – The Inner Temple

“This response is made by the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, one of the four Inns of Court, to which all barristers must belong.”

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The Inner Temple, November 2013

Source: www.innertemple.org.uk

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High Court rejects challenge to BSB disciplinary tribunals – Legal Futures

Posted October 17th, 2013 in appeals, barristers, disciplinary procedures, inns of court, news, tribunals by sally

“A High Court judgment that refused three applications for judicial review of barristers’ disciplinary decisions is to be appealed, after the court found that anomalies in tribunal panel member appointments did not affect the validity of the findings.”

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Legal Futures, 17th October 2013

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BSB statement on Leathley, Mehey, Hayes v Visitors to the Inns of Court – Bar Standards Board

Posted October 16th, 2013 in Administrative Court, barristers, inns of court, judicial review, news, reports by sally

“A Bar Standards Board spokesperson said:

‘The administrative court has today handed down judgment in Leathley, Mehey, Hayes v Visitors to the Inns of Court: three judicial review applications which raised issues arising from the various anomalies revealed in 2011 in relation to the Council of the Inns of Courts’ panel member appointment processes. We are pleased that the court found all but two of the specific challenges made by the Claimants to be totally without merit and refused the applications on the two issues it considered were arguable. The judgment confirms the Bar Standard’s Board’s original view: that most of the historic anomalies, while a matter of great concern to us, did not affect the validity of the findings made in the cases that were potentially affected.'”

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Bar Standards Board, 16th October 2013

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

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BSB hopes JR will close floodgates on costs – Legal Futures

“The Bar Standards Board (BSB) is to judicially review (JR) a disciplinary tribunal decision ordering that an acquitted barrister who represented herself be paid £27,500 in costs, fearing that if it went unchallenged similar claims could follow.”

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Legal Futures, 27th August 2013

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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High Court gets teeth into BSB disciplinary problems – Legal Futures

“The High Court has this week been hearing the first claim for judicial review arising from last year’s high-profile problems with the Bar Standards Board’s (BSB) tribunals which, if successful, would throw the barristers’ disciplinary regime into disarray.”

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Legal Futures, 18th July 2013

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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Inner Temple’s Response to Legal Aid Consultation – The Inner Temple

Posted June 5th, 2013 in barristers, consultations, inns of court, legal aid, news by sally

“In response to the Ministry of Justice consultation paper Transforming Legal Aid: Delivering a more credible and efficient system the Inner Temple has submitted the following response that can be viewed here.”

The Inner Temple, 5th June 2013

Source: www.innertemple.org.uk

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Bar Council launches first ever Bar Nursery – The Bar Council

Posted April 17th, 2013 in barristers, children, inns of court, legal profession, news by sally

“The Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, has today launched the ‘Bar Nursery at Smithfield House’, a central London childcare facility in partnership with Smithfield House Children’s Nursery.”

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The Bar Council, 16th April 2013

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

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Hot 100: James Dingemans QC, 3 Hare Court – The Lawyer

Posted January 31st, 2013 in barristers, diversity, inns of court, news, pupillage by sally

“Inner Temple became a trailblazer on diversity issues at the bar when in March 2012 it launched the Pegasus Access Scheme.”

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The Lawyer, 28th January 2013

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BSB outlines disappointment over disciplinary failures as Inns of Court turf war looms – Legal Futures

Posted November 28th, 2012 in barristers, disciplinary procedures, inns of court, news, tribunals by sally

“The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has expressed regret and disappointment at the problems uncovered in the Inns of Court’s administration of disciplinary tribunals – and opened up a turf war over the role of the new tribunals service that is being set up as a result.”

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Legal Futures, 28th November 2012

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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Bar Council eyes greater retention with launch of bar nursery – The Lawyer

Posted October 8th, 2012 in barristers, children, inns of court, legal profession, news by sally

“The Bar Council plans to roll out childcare services to barristers in London before the end of the year in a bid to halt the brain drain among young lawyers with parenting responsibilities”

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The Lawyer, 8th October 2012

Source: www.thelawyer.com

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BIALL Wallace Breem Award 2012

Posted June 21st, 2012 in inns of court, libraries, news by sally

The BIALL Wallace Breem Award 2012 has been awarded to the team at Inner Temple Library.

Margaret Clay and Tracey Dennis received the award at the BIALL Annual Dinner which took place at the Europa Hotel, Belfast, on Friday 15th June.

The award reflects the team’s considerable contribution to the legal information profession via three sources in particular.

Firstly, the publication ‘Transcripts of Judicial Proceedings in England and Wales: a Guide to Sources‘. This was first published in 2006 and a new edition was published in 2011. The guide provides invaluable information on how to find transcripts of judicial proceedings of courts and tribunals in England and Wales in an easy-to-use format. The guide is compiled and updated by contacting service providers directly in order to ensure that the information given about their services is as accurate as possible.

Secondly, a daily current awareness blog. This provides up-to-date information on new case law, changes in legislation, and legal news relating to England and Wales. Users can receive updates via email, RSS or Twitter and a version of the blog is also available for mobile devices. Currently the blog attracts 20,000 visits per month from over 100 countries and has 2,000 subscribers and 2,430 followers on Twitter. The Times described the blog as “An extremely useful digest of latest resolutions and legal news stories from around the web, updated regularly.”

Thirdly, the AccessToLaw Database which provides annotated links to selected UK, Commonwealth and international legal websites. Over 1400 sites are currently included. These are mainly legal, government and parliamentary sites with a particular emphasis on those which contain substantive law or related materials, or which will help the legal practitioner to find such information. New sites are added regularly, and existing site entries are checked and updated every three months.

Nominating the winner, Elaine Wintle of Blackstone Chambers felt that ‘the quality of the work that they do, under considerable budgetary constraints, deserves an accolade’.

The judging panel agreed and were pleased to acknowledge the achievements of the team at Inner Temple Library.

Text taken from the BIALL website.

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The Inns of Court continue drive to promote access and social mobility – Inner Temple

Posted May 30th, 2012 in inns of court, legal education, press releases by tracey

“Responding to the release of the Fair Access to Professional Careers, Patrick Maddams, Sub-Treasurer of The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, one of the four Inns of Court, said: ‘We welcome this progress report and the recognition of the work the Inns of Court have been undertaking to promote access to the Bar. The Inns of Court between them now provide nearly £5 million per year in scholarships to ensure that financial need does not prevent capable students of studying for the Bar.’ ”

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Inner Temple, 30th May 2012

Source: www.innertemple.org.uk

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BSB acts to resolve effect of past reappointment procedures of Council of the Inns of Court panel members – Bar Standards Board

Posted March 16th, 2012 in inns of court, press releases, tribunals by tracey

“The Bar Standards Board today confirmed the timetable for assessing the impact of past reappointment procedures for Council of the Inns of Court tribunal members.”

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Bar Standards Board, 15th March 2012

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

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