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Response to the Responses…The Cab Arrives at Its Destination…

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 at 16:39

(thanks to flickr) Here’s my response to the responses by the Bar Council and the Bar Standards Board to our report on the cab rank rule. Working my way through 120 pages of their reaction to our report has been beyond a labour of love. See below for all relevant links to reports and responses. […]






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The Longest Taxi Ride in History!

Thursday, April 18th, 2013 at 08:30

  (London-Sydney by Black Cab, thanks to www.motorhomeplanet.co.uk) I’ve finally written my response to the responses to the Flood-Hviid report on the Cab Rank Rule of the Bar Council by Sir Sydney Kentridge QC and the Bar Standards Board by Michael McLaren QC, Craig Ulyatt and Christopher Knowles. (Sorry for that long sentence but you […]






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Flagging down a cab or Booking a limo? The Australian View

Friday, April 5th, 2013 at 09:36

(thanks to paulickreport: note that colours are of Australian horse ‘Black Caviar’) For all the furore about the cab rank rule, including Sir Sydney Kentridge’s passing reference on “Desert Island Discs”, we forget that it isn’t always just about obnoxious individuals but often about venal and obnoxious corporations. It’s an aspect the Bar prefers to […]






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This One Will Run and Run….(Cab Rank Rule)

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 at 10:20

The Chair of the Bar Council, Maura McGowan QC (@MauraMcGowanQC), has written an open letter to the Criminal Bar Association in which she includes a paragraph on our Cab Rank Rule report. It makes good reading, especially in the light of Bertrand Russell’s Decalogue I mentioned in my last post. She says: The LSB has […]






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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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