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

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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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New advocates lack “basic knowledge” of ethical rules, report finds – Legal Futures

‘Significant numbers of new advocates are “weaker than might be hoped on basic knowledge” of ethical rules, a major report has found.’

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Legal Futures, 5th October 2016

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Barristers oppose plans for more flexible CPD regime – Legal Futures

‘Plans by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) to introduce a more flexible, outcomes-focused CPD scheme have met with widespread opposition from barristers.’

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Legal Futures, 21st March 2016

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Indian lawyer disbarred from Inner Temple a century ago is reinstated – The Guardian

Posted November 12th, 2015 in barristers, disqualification, inns of court, news, professional conduct by sally

‘More than a century after being disbarred for advocating independence for India, the nationalist leader and barrister Shyamji Krishna Varma has been posthumously reinstated by London’s Honourable Society of the Inner Temple.’

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The Guardian, 11th November 2015

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Barrister loses appeal against disbarment for misconduct over illness claim – Legal Futures

‘The Visitors of the Inns of Court have thrown out appeals by a barrister against three disciplinary tribunal rulings, including one which disbarred him for seeking an adjournment of his case on grounds of ill-health, although he was found acting in a trial just days later.’

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Legal Futures, 15th September 2015

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BPTC fees rise as Inns of Court estimate students waste £5m on the course every year – The Lawyer

Posted May 7th, 2015 in fees, inns of court, legal education, news, universities by sally

‘Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) fees have risen by 9 per cent in three years nationwide, while fees in the capital have been hiked by 12 per cent in the same period.’

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The Lawyer, 30th April 2015

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Inner Temple Strategic Review

Posted February 25th, 2015 in inns of court, news by sally

Open Session Meeting – Thursday 26th February 2015 from 5pm in the Parliament Chamber

There is an Open Session meeting for all members of the Inner Temple on Thursday 26th February at 5pm for 5.30pm at which the initial findings of the Strategic Review Group will be presented, followed by an opportunity for members of the Inn to have their say.

www.innertemple.org.uk/strategic-review/33-news-events/563-strategic-review-open-session

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Court of Appeal: BSB official “blind to any sense of fairness” in disciplinary prosecution – Legal Futures

‘The Court of Appeal has criticised in the strongest language the behaviour of an official at the Bar Standards Board (BSB) responsible for “subverting the rules” on disclosure.’

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Legal Futures, 21st January 2015

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Appeal court throws out attack on Bar disciplinary tribunals over time-expired members – Legal Futures

Posted December 18th, 2014 in appeals, barristers, disciplinary procedures, inns of court, news, time limits by sally

‘Anomalies in the appointment of panel members to Bar disciplinary tribunals between 2006 and 2011 did not affect the validity of their findings, the Court of Appeal decided yesterday.’

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Legal Futures, 17th December 2014

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Lawyers and their Regulators: What Next? – Nicholas Lavender QC, Chairman of the Bar Council

Lawyers and their Regulators: What Next? (PDF)

Nicholas Lavender QC, Chairman of the Bar Council

The Bar Council, 24th November 2014

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“Do not dismiss ABSs,” Lord Judge tells criminal law barristers – Legal Futures

‘Lord Judge, the former Lord Chief Justice, has warned criminal law barristers that the “old-fashioned chambers structures must be reconsidered” and they must not dismiss alternative business structures (ABSs) “out of hand”.’

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Legal Futures, 31st October 2014

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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