Shatter expected to legislate against barristers’ privileges

‘There’s a palpable sense of fear in the Law Library,” said one leading barrister after the announcement that Alan Shatter is to be the new Minister for Justice.

12th March, 2011

‘There’s a palpable sense of fear in the Law Library,” said one leading barrister after the announcement that Alan Shatter is to be the new Minister for Justice.

Shatter, a solicitor by trade, has long campaigned against the exclusive privileges of barristers.

As a leading authority on family law, the 59-year-old is known to oppose the fact that solicitors cannot lead counsel in court - despite the insistence of former Bar...

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