NewsBites - August 2012

Bar Transfer Test

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) is calling for views on changes that could be made to the Bar Transfer Test. This test is taken by solicitors or overseas lawyers seeking to be Called to the Bar. A 2008 review of the test highlighted a lack of clarity in the way the syllabus was laid out. Responses should be submitted by 31 August 2012. More information is available on the BSB website

Indian Judges Visit UK

The Chief Justice of India, The Honourable Mr S.H. Kapadia, and a delegation of other senior Indian judges visited the UK in June. Lord Phillips, President of the Supreme Court, and Lord Judge, the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, played host to the guests. This is the latest in a series of exchanges between the senior judiciary of India and the UK. In March 2008, Lord Phillips, then Lord Chief Justice, headed a delegation to India.

Kalisher Event Photographs

Counsel would like to thank Simon Joseph for the photographs of the Kalisher Event provided for July’s issue.