Bar Council and BSB publish statistics and trends about the Bar – The Bar Council

Posted April 2nd, 2014 in barristers, diversity, equality, legal education, news, statistics by sally

‘The Bar Council and the Bar Standards Board have published the third edition of the ‘Bar Barometer’ – an annual research report providing statistics and trends in the barristers’ profession of England and Wales.’

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The Bar Council, 1st April 2014

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

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Advocacy – ‘as if’ the Person Represented, or ‘for’ the Person Represented? – Gresham College

Posted March 21st, 2014 in advocacy, barristers, lectures, legal education by sally

‘UK lawyers used to think that advocacy was a God–given art. In the last 20 years – not more – they have discovered how to train advocacy, applying skills acquired from jurisdictions around the world. Analysis of how advocacy really works benefits from looking back at earlier periods, and then looking forward to today and beyond asking whether advocacy is for establishing the truth and whether the advocate is as if the person represented or simply advocating to win on the client’s behalf at almost any cost. This lecture may include practical demonstrations of examples of advocacy and may involve active engagement with the audience – if willing!’

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Gresham College, 5th March 2014

Source: www.gresham.ac.uk

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Statutory guidance on legal education and training – Legal Services Board

Posted March 5th, 2014 in consultations, legal education, Legal Services Board, news by sally

‘The Legal Services Board (LSB) consulted in September 2013 on proposed statutory guidance for
education and training, in advance of regulators proceeding with detailed plans for implementation
of the Legal Education and Training Review (LETR) which itself was initiated following the LSB
Chairman’s Upjohn Lecture of October 2010.’

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Legal Services Board, 4th March 2014

Source: www.legalservicesboard.org.uk

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Law students should be prepared for fierce competition after graduating – The Guardian

Posted January 22nd, 2014 in legal education, loans, news, Northern Ireland, trainee solicitors by sally

‘When it comes to securing a training contract, it’s often not what you know but who you know that matters.’

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The Guardian, 21st January 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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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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Law as a New Religion and Other Topics – Gresham College

Posted December 12th, 2013 in human rights, legal education, legal profession, news, speeches by sally

‘Law is everywhere providing answers to almost everything. Ever larger numbers of students want to be part of the legal mechanisms that control us, regulate us and take over from politicians when politicians sense their own incapability. It is almost a new religion. In this lecture – and in the discussion to follow – some of the issues dealt with in earlier years by Professor Bogdanor (such as in his lectures, Judges or Legislators: Who Should Rule?, The Judges and the Constitution and The Human Rights Act: Cornerstone of a New Constitution) will be reviewed as will the effect of Europe on our law.’

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Gresham College, 4th December 2013

Source: www.gresham.ac.uk

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LSB says ‘yes’ to revamped costs lawyer qualification, but ‘no’ to trainee regulation – Litigation Futures

Posted December 12th, 2013 in costs, legal education, Legal Services Board, news, solicitors, trainee solicitors by sally

‘The Legal Services Board (LSB) has approved a significant revamp of the costs lawyer qualification.’

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Litigation Futures, 12th December 2013

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

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BSB responds to LSB consultation on increasing flexibility in legal education and training – Bar Standards Board

Posted December 12th, 2013 in barristers, consultations, legal education, Legal Services Board, news by sally

‘The Bar Standards Board has today published its response to the Legal Services Board’s consultation on increasing flexibility in legal education and training.’

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Bar Standards Board, 11th December 2013

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

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High Court judge warns of dangers of lawyers “over-specialising” – Legal Futures

Posted December 9th, 2013 in barristers, jurisdiction, legal education, legal profession, news, queen's counsel by sally

‘Specialisation in the legal profession has narrowed to the point where it is possible for a barrister to become a Queen’s Counsel without ever having cross-examined a witness, according to Mr Justice Rabinder Singh.’

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Legal Futures, 6th December 2013

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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The essential cases every law student should know – The Guardian

Posted December 5th, 2013 in law reports, legal education, news by sally

‘From the longest case in English legal history to Lord Denning’s rulings, judicial decisions are a law student’s bread and butter.’

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The Guardian, 4th December 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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The Bar in society: A vital force for good – Speech by Maura McGowan QC, Chairman of the Bar

The Bar in society: A vital force for good (PDF)

Speech by Maura McGowan QC, Chairman of the Bar

Annual Bar Conference, 2nd November 2013

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

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Bar moves to fill direct access training gap – The Lawyer

Posted November 5th, 2013 in barristers, continuing professional development, legal education, news by sally

“Young barristers are ‘thrown in at the deep end’ when directly advising the public because of woefully inadequate training that has created acute dangers around vulnerable clients, the Bar Council’s annual conference heard at the weekend.”

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The Lawyer, 5th November 2013

Source: www.thelawyer.com

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Education and training: learning curve – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 4th, 2013 in legal education, news, solicitors by sally

“The profession’s regulators face complex and overlapping challenges in creating a legal education system which shifts the focus from the ‘journey’ to the point of qualification.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 4th November 2013

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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Too Many Law Students, Not Enough Jobs? – BBC Law in Action

Posted October 30th, 2013 in employment, legal education, legal profession, news by sally

“Joshua Rozenberg investigates claims that too many students are training to be lawyers in a time when jobs in the legal profession are scarce.”

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BBC Law in Action, 29th October 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Regulators reject plans for a legal education training council – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 22nd, 2013 in legal education, news, Solicitors Regulation Authority by tracey

“Regulators have rejected plans for a legal education council as a ‘distracting talking shop’. The council was proposed in the report of the Legal Education and Training Review in June.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 21st October 2013

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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No law degree required for would-be solicitors – Times Higher Education

Posted October 17th, 2013 in legal education, news, solicitors, universities by sally

“Solicitors will no longer need to have a degree in order to qualify under a radical shake-up of legal training that it has been claimed could spell the ‘death’ of some law undergraduate courses.”

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Times Higher Education, 17th October 2013

Source: www.timeshighereducation.co.uk

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SRA responds to education review with ​‘bonfire of regulations’ – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 10th, 2013 in consultations, legal education, news, regulations, solicitors by tracey

“Radical reforms to open more diverse routes to becoming a solicitor, including through apprenticeships, are to be published by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 8th October 2013

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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The BSB responds to the Legal Education & Training Review – Bar Standards Board

Posted October 9th, 2013 in barristers, legal education, legal services, news by sally

“The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has today published a framework for the development of its future approach to legal education and training, following the publication of the Legal Education and Training Review (LETR) in June.”

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Bar Standards Board, 8th October 2013

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

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Changes to Public Access rules come into effect – Bar Standards Board

Posted October 7th, 2013 in barristers, codes of practice, legal aid, legal education, licensing, news by sally

“Changes to Public Access rules come into effect today, as the Bar Standards Board (BSB) announces the appointment of the Bar Council and HJT to deliver new Public Access training schemes. The BSB also expects to be approving other providers shortly.”

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Bar Standards Board, 4th October 2013

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

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BSB opens up public access to baby barristers – Legal Futures

Posted October 7th, 2013 in barristers, codes of practice, legal education, licensing, news by sally

“Junior barristers with less than three years’ practising experience can now undertake public access work.”

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Legal Futures, 4th October 2013

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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