Posts Tagged ‘barristers’ clerks’

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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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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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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