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James Leabeater

James Leabeater

James is a barrister at 4 Pump Court and COMBAR Executive Committee member.

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Theory and Practice Part 1

One year on from its launch, COMBAR’s James Leabeater offers his views on BARCO.

Barristers need to get used to considering and evaluating credit risk. Since January 2013 barristers and solicitors have been agreeing contracts with each other. For some, not much has changed. Under the BSB’s Standard Contractual Terms, for example, the solicitor is liable to pay barristers’ fees, whether or not the lay client has paid the solicitor. The solicitor takes the credit risk.

26 February 2014
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