Posts Tagged ‘barristers’

Legal Education in England & Wales and Germany: New Paper

Sunday, November 6th, 2016 at 09:33

Anna Mountford-Zimdars, Kings Learning Institute, Kings College London, and I have written a new paper on legal education in England & Wales and Germany focusing on barristers’ education and German advocates. It’s here on SSRN. Here’s the abstract: This paper explores the relationship¬†between legal practice and type of university attended and degree course¬†studied for English […]






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The Irish Bar, Magna Carta and the Future of Law

Monday, June 22nd, 2015 at 14:48

(thanks to Irish show bands) I was asked to speak to the Irish Criminal Bar Association last week in conjunction with the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. Why not, I thought, I’ve given around twenty talks this academic year. One more is fine. It meant I would see the new criminal courts in Dublin, designed […]






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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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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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