Garden Court Chambers response to the Bar Standards Board Consultation on the Legal Services Act 2007. Implications for the regulation of the Bar in England and Wales.

Sunday 1 June 2008

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The Legal Services Act sets out a framework for reform and paves the way for radical changes to the way legal services will be offered in future, threatening the independence of both solicitors and the Bar and their service to the public. Garden Court Chambers, in its long-standing commitment to social justice and to access to justice, is resolutely opposed to the principle that market forces alone are an appropriate regulatory mechanism to underpin a model for publicly funded work. Garden Court's detailed submission to the BSB is contained in the attachment below.

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