BSB consults on extending cab-rank rule to direct access cases – but comes out against it – Legal Futures

Posted June 29th, 2017 in barristers, competition, consultations, news, reports by sally

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has argued against extending the cab-rank rule to work where barristers are instructed directly, arguing that access to justice would not improve, it might discourage them from taking instructions from the public, and may lead to clients invoking the rule inappropriately.’

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Legal Futures, 27th June 2017