Government sued over Carter reforms – The Lawyer

Posted April 25th, 2007 in legal aid, legal services, minorities, news by sally

“Black and Asian lawyers have taken legal action against the Department of Constitutional Affairs (DCA) and the Legal Services Commission (LSC) over the legal aid reforms, it was revealed today (25 April).”

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The Lawyer, 25th April 2007

Source: www.thelawyer.com

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

Cost recovery in pro bono assisted cases – consultation on proposals for secondary legislation – Department for Constitutional Affairs

Posted April 16th, 2007 in consultations, legal services, pro bono work by sally

“This paper seeks your views on proposals to implement clause 185 of the Legal Services Bill [HL]. The consultation is aimed at those with an interest in or views on the clause, in England and Wales.”

Cost recovery in pro bono assisted cases – consultation on proposals for secondary legislation CP 7/07, 16th April 2007

Source: www.dca.gov.uk

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