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The Bar: What is QASA?

Christopher Pask provides a rundown of the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates, evaluating the key components and the arguments in favour of and against the scheme.

Filling the Legal Aid Gap: Following in New York’s Footsteps

Paige Jones evaluates the new position of pro bono in New York and its current state in the UK, and discusses whether pro bono should be a requirement for UK law students.

Legal Aid Reform: What it Means (Part 2)

In this second article in a two-part series on the legal aid reforms, Alistair Henwood continues his examination of Justice Secretary Chris Grayling’s legal aid reforms and what it will mean for legal aid providers and lawyers working in the affected areas.

Legal Aid Reform: What it Means (Part 1)

In this first article in a two-part series on the legal aid reforms, Alistair Henwood comprehensively sets out Justice Secretary Chris Grayling’s plans to amend the rules on legal aid and what it will mean for lawyers working in the affected areas. Part two will be published on Thursday 19th September.

Judicial Precedent in Judicial Practice

Mahesh Nanwani explains the doctrine of precedent and looks at the methods by which judges can make and amend the law.

Changes to the Public Access Rules

Rebecca Broadbent explains the changes to the rules under which barristers may accept instructions directly from the public, which were announced at the start of this month.

Bates, Greats & Legal Aid Rates

Barrister Mark Harries offers an amusing insight into what challenges Sir Edward Marshall Hall KC may face in todays criminal justice system.

Alternative Business Structures: A Monumental Shift in the Legal Landscape

Prashant Sagar evaluates Alternative Business Structures and their potential effect on the legal industry.

Self-Help Websites: Is This Goodbye For Lawyers?

Liz Garlick asks whether new self-help websites spell the end for traditional lawyers.

New (and Tougher) Contractual Terms between Barristers & Solicitors

Hemal Vyas looks at whether new plans proposed by the Bar Council could lead to a flurry of litigation between barristers and solicitors.