Give paralegals rights of audience “so they can do more legal aid work” – Legal Futures

Posted January 4th, 2018 in legal aid, legal representation, news, paralegals, rights of audience by sally

‘Paralegals should be given rights of audience to enable them to do more legal aid work, an academic has argued.’

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Legal Futures, 4th January 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Brexit and the Irish Bar – Brexit Law

‘The Brexit vote has opened a Pandora’s box of uncertainties for UK lawyers, not least the issue of how leaving will affect their rights to practise in the EU.’

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Brexit Law, 6th October 2017

Source: brexit.law

‘Solicitor’s agents’ yet again – no rights of audience? – Nearly Legal

‘What is more, there is updated guidance from the Bar Council to ‘unregistered barristers acting as solicitor’s agents’ (ie, barristers who have been called, even passed the BPTC, but do not have pupillage or have qualified). The effect of which is that “many individuals currently exercising rights of audience in reliance on this provision (Sch 3 Legal Services Act 2007) are at risk of contravening the Act”. Which is a potentially criminal offence.’

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Nearly Legal, 29th January 2017

Source: www.nearlylegal.co.uk

Hundreds of UK lawyers register in Ireland in Brexit insurance move – The Guardian

Posted October 18th, 2016 in courts, EC law, Ireland, legal profession, news, rights of audience, solicitors by sally

‘More than 700 British solicitors have applied to register with the Law Society of Ireland this year as lawyers scramble to secure professional rights of audience in European courts.’

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The Guardian, 17th October 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Companies can be represented by McKenzie Friends, High Court decides – Litigation Futures

Posted November 3rd, 2015 in company law, legal representation, McKenzie friends, news, rights of audience by sally

‘Companies can be represented in court by McKenzie Friends under rights of audience granted in exceptional circumstances, the High Court has decided.’

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Litigation Futures, 30th October 2015

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

McKenzie friends rebuff from bar – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 20th, 2015 in barristers, legal services, McKenzie friends, news, rights of audience by tracey

‘Paid McKenzie friends should not be allowed to speak in court, the Bar Council has said, responding to “serious concerns” about the negative impact they can have on the administration of justice.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 20th July 2015

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Keep legal executives out of the Crown Court, Rivlin report demands – Legal Futures

‘A report for the Bar Council on the future of criminal justice and advocacy has recommended that legal executives are kept out of the Crown Courts, while solicitors should only be granted rights of audience if they have undergone the same level of training as barristers.’

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Legal Futures, 31st March 2015

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Non-trial advocates to be excluded from court work – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 25th, 2011 in advocacy, consultations, news, quality assurance, rights of audience by sally

“Non-trial advocates will be excluded from higher court work by the quality assurance scheme for advocates (QASA), a leading solicitor advocate has warned.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 25th August 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Atrium Medical Corpn and another v DSB Invest Holding SA – WLR Daily

Posted June 23rd, 2011 in intellectual property, law reports, patents, rights of audience, trials by sally

Atrium Medical Corpn and another v DSB Invest Holding SA [2011] EWHC 74 (Pat); [2011] WLR (D) 202

“High Court proceedings for declarations as to whether a product incorporated technical information, thus ultimately resulting in the determination of whether royalties were due, fell within the definition of ‘intellectual property litigation’ in regulation 3 of the Chartered Institute of Patent Agents Higher Courts Qualification Regulations 2007 and therefore a patent attorney litigator was an ‘authorised person’ entitled to conduct the litigation and to exercise rights of audience in relation thereto.”

WLR Daily, 21st June 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Please note that once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Advocates to face tougher regulation under new proposals – Law Society’s Gazette

“Solicitor-advocates and barristers could be forced to work for longer in the lower courts before being granted higher court rights, under proposals put forward by the Joint Advocacy Group (JAG).”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 12th August 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

New higher rights qualification approved – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted March 30th, 2010 in news, rights of audience, solicitors by sally

“New regulations that provide a single route for solicitors to qualify to appear in the higher courts come into effect this week, on 1 April.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 29th March 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Solicitors alarmed by associate prosecutor proposals – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted March 18th, 2010 in courts, Law Society, legal profession, magistrates, news, rights of audience by sally

“Proposals that could enable ‘associate prosecutors’ with no legal qualifications to conduct magistrates’ court trials amount to ‘justice on the cheap’ and herald the ‘de-lawyering’ of the magistrates’ court, solicitors have warned.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 18th March 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Lawyers fight plans for case-worker trials – The Times

Posted April 21st, 2008 in barristers, magistrates, news, rights of audience by sally

“Barristers begin an offensive today over plans to allow non-lawyers to conduct magistrates’ courts trials.”

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The Times, 21st April 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Hearing aid – The Lawyer

“Solicitors must be given greater freedom to take their clients’ cases all the way to the High Court. By Simon Davis.”

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The Lawyer, 23rd July 2007

Source: www.thelawyer.com