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Does the future of law firms belong to Digital business structures?


When it was announced that the high profile human rights and civil liberties set Tooks Chambers was to dissolve, Michael Mansfield QC, head of the set, was typically trenchant about the reasons. “The dissolution of chambers is the direct result of government policies on legal aid” he said. He added: “The government policies led by justice secretary Chris Grayling are cumulatively devastating the provision of legal services and threatening the rule of law…Of all the justice ministers we’ve had, Chris Grayling has been the most intransigent on this issue” Read the full story

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Law Society Roadshows


“We must face the practical reality. There were going to be cuts. Our agreement is the best available package…However, as a mature professional body we have to work for the best outcome for our members within the boundaries of what is realistically possible.” The words of Desmond Hudson, chief executive of the Law Society, in response to the government’s revised set of proposals for contracting criminal legal aid. Read the full story

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