Bar Council calls for independent scrutiny

The Bar Council has said it will give up its disciplinary powers to a new regulatory authority only if the authority costs no more than the current system and is "truly independent".

11th March, 2012
Bar Council calls for independent scrutiny
Justice minister Alan Shatter: Bar Council 'not seen as independent'.

The Bar Council has said that it will give up its disciplinary powers to a new regulatory authority only if the authority costs no more than the current system and is "truly independent".

The Legal Services Regulation Bill proposes to transfer to a new regulator the power to deal with complaints against barristers and solicitors. The Bar Council, and the Law Society, which regulate barristers and solicitors respectively, have both said that the legislation threatens...

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