Archive for January, 2013

The Clerks’ Views of the Cab Rank Rule

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 at 16:38

  As everyone knows the power behind the throne is the barrister’s clerk (like behind every man is a good woman). Billy, above, from Silk may have been a mite too Machiavellian, but he knew how to work his mobile. The controversy over the cab rank rule grows. Added into the mix was the Bar’s move […]

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The Cab Rank Rule Finally Explained….

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 at 11:35

(Thanks to New Yorker) See, it’s all quite simple really…..

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Criminal Bar Association Likes Taxis…..

Monday, January 28th, 2013 at 17:01

Continuing the cab rank rule compendium, the Criminal Bar Association chairman, Michael Turner QC,* posted some comments today on our report. I’m sure there is merit in them somewhere. But the response is rather emotional. In a recent report HERE the LSB conclude the following on the Cab Rank Rule “We can see no justification for the […]

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Cab Rank Rule Redux….

Thursday, January 24th, 2013 at 17:19

Since the Legal Services Board published our report on the Cab Rank Rule on 22 January we’ve had many comments coming in on the discussion boards. They are not all negative, though many are. I wanted to give some of the flavour of what is coming our way. We expected it of course. The first […]

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Do We Need a Cab Rank Rule for Barristers?

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 at 11:39

  I’ve been working in India recently on the Globalization, Lawyers and Emerging Economies project (GLEE). So I got used to travelling around in autorickshaws–cheap, cheeful and extremely plentiful. With this dubious intro I change the topic around to the Bar’s cab rank rule which essentially says barristers shouldn’t refuse clients. I’m not sure, however, […]

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