“First of two programmes which go behind the elegant facades of legal London to meet the barristers, clerks and staff of Outer Temple Chambers, one of London’s leading law chambers, as they prepare for the biggest upheaval in their history: the full implementation of the 2007 Legal Services Act.”
BBC Radio 4, 21st July 2009
Please note this programme will only be available for 7 days after the broadcast date.
CHEMS Consulting is carrying out a feasibility study on behalf of the Inner and Middle Temple to investigate the potential benefits of merging their two libraries and creating a Joint Education and Advocacy Centre.
One element in the feasibility study is to assess what the demand for library services is on the part of the Bar, students and other members of the Inns, and how it is currently being met. Both Inns also want to consider what services a merged library should offer its users if a merger were to proceed.
A survey questionnaire has been developed by the consultants in order to get the views of Inner and Middle Temple members and tenants and other Library users. From 29th June to 17th July the survey was available in electronic form on the Inns’ web sites and in printed form in both Libraries. Members and tenants of both Inns were also emailed about the survey. The Inner Temple results are now available on the Library’s web site. To view the results of the survey click here.
Court of Appeal
“A challenge to a finding by a regulator of infringement of a prohibition, including the prohibition on the abuse of a dominant position, should be made to the Competition Appeal Tribunal under section 46 of the Competition Act 1998. A claim for damages based on a definitive finding of infringement by a regulator was to be made under section 47A of the 1998 Act, as inserted by section 18(1) of the Enterprise Act 2002.”
“Reforms unveiled today by Jack Straw as part of the Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill will remove the hereditary principle from the House of Lords and allow for the disqualification of peers found guilty of serious criminal offences.”
Ministry of Justice, 20th July 2009