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The government is contemplating introducing legislation to reinforce changes to the School Admissions Code that offer children born in the summer the option to delay entry to reception until they have passed five years old. ... read more
September 11th, 2015
Magistrates have warned that the criminal justice system is “on the cusp” of breaking down as a result of growing delays, court closures and funding cuts. Cases heard in the magistrates' courts currently take 149 days on average to complete, which is a week longer than they took four years ago. ... read more
September 8th, 2015
myBarrister is organising a free seminar designed for barristers qualified for direct access on Thursday 17th September at 6.00 pm in the Old Court Room, Lincoln’s Inn. ... read more
August 27th, 2015
The Criminal Bar Association (CBA) has welcomed moves by solicitors to call off their strike action.  Criminal practitioner solicitors had been protesting at proposed government cuts to legal aid since the beginning of July. ... read more
August 24th, 2015
Claire Miller, a qualified barrister, offered profound thanks to the 30 people who helped lift a taxi under which she was inexplicably trapped to free her without serious injury. Recovering at her home she called Londoners “the greatest people on Earth”. ... read more
August 20th, 2015
The chair of the Bar Council, Alistair MacDonald, has voiced doubts about whether alternative business structures (ABSs) should be permitted in the barristers’ pr0fession, even though the Bar’s regulator has applied to license them. ... read more
August 19th, 2015
A banker employed by HSBC has brought a claim in an employment tribunal on the grounds of racial discrimination which he says entitles him to £15 million. ... read more
August 18th, 2015
The Bar Standards Board has changed the rule that requires a barrister to accept an instruction as the next available barrister when a case comes up even though there is a risk that they might not get paid for taking on the work. ... read more
August 17th, 2015
A woman who eloped as a 17-year-old and was written out of her mother’s Will for her behaviour has successfully challenged the Will for being “unreasonable”. ... read more
July 31st, 2015
  Brian Lee, Chairman of the Institute of Barristers’ Clerks talks to myBarrister.  These are difficult times facing the Bar, aren’t they? ... read more
July 28th, 2015

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Direct Access Barrister accreditation was encouraged for Junior Barristers by the incomining Bar Council chairman, Alistair MacDonald QC. He said he would promote direct access to the public when he takes office in the new year. posted on December 10th, 2014
The Bar Council’s Jess Campbell has been announced as the new chief executive of the Bar Pro Bono Unit (BPBU). She replaces outgoing chief executive, Rebecca Wilkie. posted on May 25th, 2015
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