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27 November

(1 day ago)

‘No obvious benefit’: Bar Council concerned over proposed dual-contracting model

The Ministry of Justice response to the “Transforming Legal Aid: Crime Duty Contracts” consultation, published today, will be of concern to all lawyers engaged in criminal defence work, and especially to solicitors firms with criminal legal aid contracts.

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26 November

(2 days ago)


To address the devilling of work between barristers

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