Chairman's Column

Legal Aid - where are we?

The continuing uncertainty over legal aid reform; BSB entity regulation; concerns over CPS panels; key note speech for June 20; and the opening of an  ADR centre in Kolkata. I begin by offering... read more

Jackson: the next chapter

Response to Government announcement on Jackson; the Norgrove Review; criminal legal aid update; inaugural Bar Debate; and a clutch of new Silks. We now have the Government response to the... read more

The battle continues

Preparing for all eventualities in a radically different marketContributorPeter Lodder QC, Bar Chairman The Bar Council has always opposed One Case One Fee (OCOF). History... read more

Legal Aid Consultation – savings or even greater cost?

Synoposis of Bar’s response to MoJ’s consultation papers on legal aid and Jackson. The Bar has concluded that most of the legal aid proposals will cause irreparable damage Contributor Peter Lodder QC... read more

Cuts, cuts and more cuts …

An outline of the Bar Council’s strategy ContributorPeter Lodder QC A few weeks into the year and the predominant issue remains clear: the challenges of the proposed... read more

The waiting game

Reaction to the recent Government consultations This is my first column as your Chairman, written at the beginning of December but because of printing timetables it will not be published until... read more

That Was the Year That Was …

Nick Green QC reviews the events that shaped his year as Chairman and looks to the Bar’s future This is my final chance to express my thoughts as Chairman, before returning to civvy street. There is... read more

Justice in the Balance

We will work to ensure the forthcoming spending cuts are implemented in a way which preserves the profession and the justice system, writes Nick Green QC read more

The Direct Approach

Nick Green QC on entity regulation, direct access training courses and bidding for local authority work read more

Brace for Impact

Nick Green QC issues a warning about the Comprehensive Spending Review read more