Regulatory

JUDICIAL REVIEW

High Court rules on judicial review

The High Court will today judge whether to grant permission for a review of the government's tender for new legal aid contracts.

REGULATION ISSUES

Bar Standards Board concerned by low number of entities

After a decision by the Bar Standards Board to downgrade expectation of income from the new business structures, concerns have arisen regarding the financial viability of regulating barrister 'entities'.

POLITICAL ACTION

MPs call for abolition of criminal courts charge

A report from the cross-party group of MPs of the House of Commons Justice Committee has revealed 'grave misgivings' about the criminal courts charge and called for legislation to abolish it.