Peers deal blow as reform bill spirals – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted April 20th, 2007 in legal profession, legal services, news by sally

“The government suffered its first bloody nose over the Legal Services Bill this week, when peers voted to require the head of the proposed oversight regulator for the profession to be appointed with the concurrence of the Lord Chief Justice.” 

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Law Society’s Gazette, 19th April 2007

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Government suffers Lords defeat on legal shake-up – The Times

Posted April 19th, 2007 in legal profession, news by sally

“The Government was defeated in the House of Lords today over its plans to shake up regulation of the legal profession.”

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The Times, 18th April 2007

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Bar Council steps up pressure for key changes to Legal Services Bill – Bar Council

Posted April 16th, 2007 in legal profession, legal services by sally

“The Bill returns to the Upper House for its Report Stage after the Easter Recess amid concerns among many Peers about the Government’s responses, during the recently concluded and detailed Committee stage, to reassurances sought by Peers over key aspects of the proposed legislation.”

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Bar Council press release, 16th April 2007

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Legal complaints scheme ‘will lead to higher fees’ – The Times

Posted April 16th, 2007 in complaints, legal profession, news by sally

The cost of seeing a lawyer is expected to rise with the disclosure that estimates for setting up a new legal complaints scheme have soared to nearly £50 million.

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The Times, 16th April 2007

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Is being a lawyer more stressful than it used to be? – The Times

Posted April 10th, 2007 in legal profession by sally

“Much has been said about the importance of a ‘work-life balance’, but how far has the profession come in actually achieving it? Last month, The Times reported on the establishment of a helpline for stressed judges, who are finding themselves increasingly isolated and struggling to cope. The arduous working hours of associates at leading City firms has been exhaustively reported. But what of senior lawyers, the partners and silks – are they finding working in the law more stressful?”

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The Times, 10th April 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk