Clementi Debate 2009

The BSB held its second Clementi Debate at the Main Hall, Inner Temple, on Thursday 2 April. The theme of the Debate was “Quality at what cost”. The Panel was chaired by Sir David Clementi, who in December 2004 published a report on The Regulatory Framework for
Legal Services in England and Wales. The event was attended by barristers, representatives from other legal bodies and individuals who shared an interest in the work of the BSB. The Panel consisted of:

Sir David Clementi
David Edmonds
Christopher Graham
Patricia Robertson QC
Sam Stein QC
Derek Wood QC

The debate was wide-ranging, touching on quality of education, advocacy standards and regulatory action as well as the need to focus on the interests of the public and impact on users of what the BSB and barristers do. Following questions from the floor, the stimulating discussion continued over drinks.