Comment: Barristers must remain independent advocates

The Bar is pro-competition and pro-consumer. I readily accept that it hasn’t always been so, but the last number of years have seen an extraordinary shake-up in the profile of the profession and in the way it conducts its business.

16th December, 2006

The Bar is pro-competition and pro-consumer.

I readily accept that it hasn’t always been so, but the last number of years have seen an extraordinary shake-up in the profile of the profession and in the way it conducts its business.

The final report of the Competition Authority, published last week, started out with a number of general statements about the legal profession, calling for changes. These statements, nearly word for word, re-echoed what...

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