BSB urged to take over ‘fit and proper person’ tests from inns – Legal Futures

Posted September 26th, 2018 in barristers, inns of court, news, vetting by sally

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has been urged to take control from the Inns of Court of deciding whether someone is ‘fit and proper’ to be called to the Bar.’

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Legal Futures, 26th September 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Judge refuses permission for legal challenge to Inner Temple planning permission – Local Government Lawyer

Posted July 12th, 2018 in inns of court, judicial review, news, planning by sally

‘The High Court has refused permission for a judicial review of the Corporation of the City of London’s grant of planning permission for educational facilities in the Inner Temple Treasury Building, which involves the loss of the upper gallery of its library, it has been reported.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 10th July 2018

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

High Court Rejects Challenge to Inner Temple Development Proposals – Landmark Chambers

Posted July 4th, 2018 in inns of court, judicial review, news, planning by sally

‘The High Court has refused permission to seek judicial review of the Corporation of the City of London’s decision to grant planning permission for the provision of new educational facilities in the Inner Temple Treasury Building. The proposals were particularly controversial, because they entail the loss of the upper gallery of the Inner Temple library. Although constructed after the Second World War, the library is a notable feature of the Treasury Building, and is regarded with strong affection by many who have used it. When granting permission, the Corporation’s planning committee accepted that the loss would cause harm to the Treasury Building, but concluded that this was less than substantial and was outweighed by the benefits of the scheme.’

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Landmark Chambers, 4th July 2018

Source: www.landmarkchambers.co.uk

High Court rejects disbarred barrister’s appeal against refusal to readmit him to Gray’s Inn – Legal Futures

‘A disbarred barrister whose bid to rejoin Gray’s Inn and starting practising again after 15 years was refused has lost an appeal to the High Court.’

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Legal Futures, 12th April 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

BSB agrees approach on the role of the Inns of Court in the future of Bar training – Bar Standards Board

‘Following its recent consultation, the Bar Standards Board (BSB) has agreed in principle how it should prescribe the future role of the Inns of Court in the training and qualification of barristers.’

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Bar Standards Board, 23rd March 2018

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.

Barristers, solicitors, and the Four Inns of Court of England – OUP Blog

Posted February 28th, 2018 in barristers, inns of court, legal profession, news, solicitors by sally

‘After many years of attempting to explain the need for two kinds of lawyer in the United Kingdom to exasperated and confused European colleagues – and even US ones – I have lighted on the following language. Solicitors are a primary market of legal services. They are profit-sharing organisations in which senior lawyers manage teams of junior lawyers to do almost everything their clients want. They operate just like any law firm around the world, save to the extent that their life is made easier by the existence of a secondary legal services market, which must be accessed either through them or lawyers overseas, which is known as barristers, or the Bar.’

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OUP Blog, 26th February 2018

Source: blog.oup.com

Carry on dining: Bar Council defends role of Inns in education and training – Legal Futures

Posted February 16th, 2018 in barristers, inns of court, legal education, news by sally

‘Making membership of the Inns of Court optional for barristers would disadvantage those with the least “social capital”, the Bar Council has warned.’

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Legal Futures, 14th February 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

English barristers trained to be less pompous in bid to win over wealthy international clients – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 5th, 2018 in barristers, continuing professional development, inns of court, news by sally

‘English barristers are being trained to come across as less pompous in social situations in a bid to win over wealthy international clients.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th February 2018

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Have Your Say – The Inner Temple

Posted December 8th, 2017 in barristers, inns of court, legal education, news by sally

‘The BSB consultation on Future Bar Training – Shaping the education and training requirements for prospective barristers – closes on 8 January 2018. The BSB is seeking views on the following:

– The extent to which it should prescribe the role of the Inns of Court in the training and qualification of barristers
– Future regulatory arrangements and rules for work-based learning (pupillage)
– A draft of the Authorisation Framework which will guide training providers in developing new training routes and against which their proposals will be assessed for approval.’

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The Inner Temple, December 2017

Source: www.innertemple.org.uk

BSB seeks views on updating some of the rules governing barrister training and qualification – Bar Standards Board

Posted October 4th, 2017 in barristers, consultations, inns of court, legal education, news by sally

‘As part of its ongoing Future Bar Training (FBT) programme, the Bar Standards Board (BSB) has today launched a new consultation on a number of aspects of the way in which barristers train and qualify.’

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Bar Standards Board, 3rd October 2017

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

BSB training plans could curb role of Inns – including compulsory dinners – and end 12-month term for pupillages – Legal Futures

Posted October 4th, 2017 in barristers, consultations, inns of court, legal education, news by sally

‘A drastic reduction in the role of the Inns of Court in the training of barristers – to the point where barristers would not have to be members of one – and an end to the required period of 12 months for pupillages are on the table as the Bar Standards Board (BSB) takes the next step in its Future Bar Training initiative.’

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Legal Futures, 4th October 2017

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Inns of Court accused of not doing enough to combat homophobia as research uncovers discrimination – Legal Futures

‘Many LGBT+ barristers believe the Inns of Court are not doing enough to combat homophobia at the Bar, according to a ground-breaking study which suggested that “homophobia is stronger at the Bar than in the general population”.’

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Legal Futures, 26th September 2017

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

BSB to review training role of Inns of Court – Legal Futures

Posted June 2nd, 2017 in barristers, inns of court, legal education, news by sally

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) is to review the role of the Inns of Court in the training of barristers, it has emerged.’

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Legal Futures, 2nd June 2017

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

BSB announces decision on the future of Bar training – Bar Standards board

‘At its Board meeting last night, the Bar Standards Board (BSB) decided that it will authorise a limited number of future training routes for prospective students to qualify as barristers. One of these is likely to be a new training course, which has been proposed by the Council of the Inns of Court (COIC) and the Bar Council. The Board also agreed a Policy Statement setting out its vision for the future of Bar training.’

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Bar Standards Board, 24th March 2017

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

The only way is ethics – Counsel

‘Minding our standards: in the first of a new column for Counsel, Andrew Walker QC outlines fresh imperatives and initiatives for barristers to enhance their knowledge of ethics in practice and stay ahead of the curve.’

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Counsel, March 2017

Source: www.counselmagazine.co.uk

Leading the way on ethics – Counsel

‘Is the Bar still a stand-out example of adherence to high ethical standards? Desiree Artesi discusses the practicalities of professional ethics with Andrew Walker QC.’

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Counsel, January 2017

Source: www.counselmagazine.co.uk

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

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

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

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

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

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk