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The Law Society has called for a complete rethink of the government's 'economically unworkable' and 'potentially unlawful' criminal legal aid proposals.
A survey by a Legal Recruitment firm has revealed that criminal solicitors are almost three times more likely to move jobs because of anti-social hours than their peers in other areas of practice.
An end to the bans on self-employed barristers conducting litigation and sharing premises or forming associations with non-barristers is in sight as the Bar Standards Board (BSB) laid out the first stage of its major liberalisation programme.
Why compromise? Increasingly in civil litigation there are no winners — not even the lawyers, following the review and implementation of Sir Rupert Jackson’s report into costs. The question is rapidly being re-phrased as “Why litigate?”
There will be an "enormous amount" of external investment and merger activity in the legal market over the next 24 months, a leading investment banker has predicted.
Barristers in Wales voted unanimously to boycott the controversial quality assessment scheme.
England's 800-year-old tradition of fair and open access to justice for all will be destroyed by sweeping Government plans to reform criminal legal aid, senior judges and magistrates have warned.
Justice secretary Chris Grayling has sought to drive a wedge between solicitors and barristers over the drastic plans to cut criminal legal aid and restructure the market.
The authoritative annual snapshot of the legal profession in England and Wales shows a dip in both the number of firms and private practitioners.
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