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BSB publishes its Annual Report for 2018-19

Authorities & Faculties, / 2nd Aug, 2019

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has today published its latest annual report summarising its achievements during the 2018-19 business year.

Highlights of the regulator’s work during the final year of its three-year Strategic Plan for 2016-19 included:

  • finalising the new Bar Qualification Rules which went live on 1 April 2

Small Businesses Left to Fight Their Own Legal Corner

Authorities & Faculties, / 2nd Aug, 2019
  • Two-fifths of small and medium businesses believe the legal system is only set up for big businesses
  • This means as many as 2.4 million SMEs could be falling into a ‘legal gap’
  • Eight in ten think it should be easier to check if a problem can be resolved through the legal system

Two-fifths of small and medium businesses in Engl…

Max Planck-Cambridge Prize for International Law is...

Authorities & Faculties, / 2nd Aug, 2019

The Lauterpacht Centre for International Law and the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law (MPIL) and International Law in Heidelberg are delighted to announce that the inaugural Max Planck-Cambridge Prize for International Law (MaxCamPIL) has been awarded to Nico Krisch, Professor at the Graduate Institute for In…

National Recognition for Weightmans Family Lawyer

Legal & Law Firm, / 2nd Aug, 2019

A solicitor from national law firm Weightmans’ family team has been recognised by the UK’s leading family law organisation Resolution.

Eleanor Webster, known as Ellie, is now an accredited specialist in complex financial remedy proceedings and private children law proceedings. She joins other experts in Weightmans…

Interview with Professor Harold Hongju Koh added to the...

Authorities & Faculties, / 25th Jul, 2019

The Squire Law Library and the Faculty of Law are pleased to announce an entry into the Eminent Scholars Archive for Professor Harold Hongju Koh.

Professor Harold Hongju Koh was the Arthur Goodhart Visiting Professor of Legal Science for the academic years 2018-19. He was interviewed in his rooms in Christ’s College on 28th May 2…

Proposed Fee Levels to Remain the Same

Authorities & Faculties, / 25th Jul, 2019

Individual practising fee levels for 2019/20 should remain at the same level, the Board has decided.

Proposed fees were set at an SRA Board meeting and will now be submitted to the Legal Services Board (LSB) for approval. A final decision on an individual fee of £278 is expected in mid-August.

Firm practising fees are calculated on a c…

BSB Updates Policy on the Publication of Disciplinary...

Authorities & Faculties, / 25th Jul, 2019

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) last night decided to update its policy on the publication of disciplinary findings for professional misconduct. The policy will in future extend to all avenues by which the BSB puts disciplinary findings into the public domain and the lengths of time for which such findings are made publicly available …

LSB Updates Rules to Enhance Regulatory Independence

Authorities & Faculties, / 25th Jul, 2019

The Legal Services Board (LSB) has today published its revised internal governance rules (IGR) and new accompanying statutory guidance, setting out the requirements for the approved regulators of legal services to ensure the separation of regulatory and representative functions.

The LSB has amended the IGR to enhance regulato…

Diversity Monitoring Survey 2019

Authorities & Faculties, / 25th Jul, 2019

The Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) has today published the findings from its latest diversity monitoring survey of the community it regulates. The findings show a diverse workforce, founded on a profession that can be entered via a range of non-graduate routes.

In January, the CLC launched a project to support its reg…

New Survey Reveals Over A Third of Supply Chain...

Legal & Law Firm, / 25th Jul, 2019

Survey of 100 senior UK supply chain professionals also reveals an industry bracing for a rise in insolvencies, increasing fuel costs and pressure for…

  • Almost a half (49%) claim difficulty in monitoring for modern slavery
  • 85% expect to see a rise in insolvencies over the next five years
  • Rising fuel costs are considered the industr
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