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A barrister who falsified educational qualifications and attainments is to be disbarred, following a successful appeal this week by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) against the sentence of an independent Disciplinary Tribunal.
The chairman of the Criminal Bar Association met justice secretary Chris Grayling and justice minister Shailesh Vara late last week to discuss the impact of legal aid cuts on criminal barristers.
The chairman of the body responsible for the make-up of the Law Society's ruling council has started the ball rolling on possible governance reforms amid concern over ever-falling interest among solicitors in who represents them.
Declining crime rates in Britain will deliver savings of more than £80m a year on the government's criminal legal aid bill without the need of further cuts, according to an economic report commissioned by the Law Society.
After what seems an all too brief season of peace and goodwill, hostilities between the government and criminal lawyers have rapidly resumed, and appear to have taken a more sinister turn.
Mark Surguy, Rob Jones & Tracey Stretton predict where law, technology & business are going in 2014 when it comes to e-disclosure.
The walkout meant thousands of criminal cases due to be heard on Monday morning had to be rescheduled, at a cost of hundreds of thousands to the taxpayer.
Lawyers were ordered to pay almost £1m in compensation to disappointed clients last year owing to failures in no win, no fee agreements, according to figures released by the legal ombudsman.
The way the legal profession is insured will be examined in the High Court this year in a major test case that could have implications for how all firms obtain indemnity cover.
The Legal Aid Agency has downgraded a £4.5m fraud trial in a bid to prevent the case being stayed after barristers refused to undertake the work at the reduced pay rates for very high cost cases (VHCCs).
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