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Legal Profession Law (4): Jeremy Hopkins, Practice Manager, 3 Verulam Buildings – Charon QC

“Today I am talking to Jeremy Hopkins, a practice manager at 3 Verulam Buildings, the Chambers of Ali Malek QC – a leading and well known commercial set. Given the recent TV programme Silk (and the arguably better version of Peter Moffat’s writing, North Square – both series featuring extremely cunning clerks at the very centre of the action… I thought it would be interesting to get an inside track on this world from Jeremy…. but first……. I would like to get a view on the real world of practice managers / clerks, the state of the legal profession today and his thoughts on the changes to the legal landscape coming in the wake of the the coming into force of The Legal Services Act this autumn.”

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Charon QC, 27th April 2011

Source: www.charonqc.wordpress.com

“Charon QC” is the blogging pseudonym of Mike Semple Piggot, editor of insitelaw newswire.

Barristers’ clerks to Bar Standards Board: regulate us – The Lawyer

“The Institute of ­Barristers’ Clerks (IBC) is lobbying the Bar Standards Board (BSB) to start regulating the work clerks do, as it strives to have the job recognised as a profession in its own right.”

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The Lawyer, 21st March 2011

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Bar Council survey of chambers managers – The Bar Council

“The Bar Council has developed a working group to consider whether it is desirable for clerks and chambers managers to be integrated more formally into the representative work of the Bar Council, and if it is desirable, how this should be implemented. We are therefore interested to learn more about chambers employees, particularly those with responsibility for chambers management, including clerks and practice managers.”

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The Bar Council, 16th March 2011

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Firms set to be forced to publish diversity data – Law Society’s Gazette

“Law firms and barristers’ chambers will be forced to publish data about the diversity of their legal staff, under plans unveiled by the Legal Services Board today.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 15th December 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Paul Shrubsall, the arch-fixer of barristers’ clerks, finally takes a bow – The Times

“As the arch-fixer/manager/negotiator for one of the most successful commercial sets of chambers in the business, it is no surprise that Paul Shrubsall organised his own exit strategy.”

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The Times, 3rd September 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Revealed: how to chat up a senior clerk – The Lawyer

“The bar is often criticised for being elitist, Oxbridge dominated and simply outdated, but a glossary of clerking speak shows that the bar can be ‘down with the kids’.”

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The Lawyer, 13th July 2007

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Clerks back CPD but shun pupil pay – The Lawyer

“The recent Institute of Barristers’ Clerks (IBC) conference placed education at the top of the agenda as clerks look to increase professionalism.”

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The Lawyer, 8th May 2007

Source: www.thelawyer.com


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