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BSB gives go ahead for barristers to sue solicitors over fees – Law Society’s Gazette

“The Bar Standards Board has given the green light for the introduction of standard contractual terms that will enable barristers to sue solicitors for unpaid fees.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 5th May 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Legal education’s oversupply is unethical – The Lawyer

“Too many people are looking to become solicitors in England and Wales. This is not an opinion, it is a fact based on the most recent annual report from the Law Society.”

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The Lawyer, 25th April 2011

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Prisoners sign up for law degrees – The Guardian

“Legal degrees are proving popular with prisoners and ex-convicts – but can they ever become solicitors?”

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The Guardian, 25th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

From oversubscribed to undermanned: are we facing a shortage of lawyers? – The Guardian

“Since the Law Society’s 2009 warning that the profession was oversubscribed student numbers have fallen, possibly too far.”

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The Guardian, 22nd April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Law Soc and Bar Council urged to take action over Solicitors from Hell site – The Lawyer

“The Law Society and Bar Council should investigate defamatory comments made on the Solicitors from Hell website to find an effective route of redress for firms named on the website, a High Court has said.”

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The Lawyer, 18th April 2011

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Law Society report reveals partner promotions still fail to reflect rising tide of female lawyers – Legal Week

“The latest annual statistical report from The Law Society has confirmed the extent to which law firms have so far failed to react to the increase in women in the profession, with the number of female solicitors nearly doubling over the last 10 years.”

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Legal Week, 14th April 2011

Source: www.legalweek.com

New rules for solicitors focus on ends, not means – The Guardian

“Changes in regulation to emphasise outcomes that solicitors need to deliver for clients, rather than how they achieve them.”

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The Guardian, 7th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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