QASA: time to move on – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted February 5th, 2014 in advocacy, barristers, judicial review, news, quality assurance by sally

‘“It is a critical test of the freedom inherent in our democratic society that those accused (usually by the State) of committing criminal offences can and should be represented by capable criminal advocates…”

So opens the judgment, which was handed down last month by Lord Justice Leveson, in the judicial review of the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (QASA). QASA, it ruled, “is lawful, does not contravene European law and falls well within the legitimate exercise of the powers of the LSB and the three regulators that submitted it to the LSB for approval”.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 4th February 2014