House in the Country 

Dealing with a phone query surrounding the new Mags standard fee regime has put me in mind of a discussion we had yesterday afternoon. I am aware that we are now to refer to “main urban areas” as “designated areas” for standard fee purposes. That said the original intent was to differentiate town from country. […]

Form an Orderly Queue 

The Gazette reports on the latest body of Lawyers litigating against the Commission. This time it is the Society of Asian Lawyers and the Black Solicitors Network. Carters proposals will definitely, in our view, disproportionately impact on smaller firms and given that ethnic minority firms are over-represented amongst such firms their point seems well made. […]