Back to the Gold Standard 

What is going on here? Is Grayling looking for a new “quality standard” over and above SQM/Lexcel and/or QM for the Bar? Or does he just not understand the 20-year quality assurance “experiment” we have all been through? Either seems possible, though generalized confusion and bad briefing by MoJ officials seems most likely of all. […]

Media Watch 

Unsurprisingly yesterdays pro Legal Aid events slipped from the media attention. The opening sentence of the Gazette’s report however does not appear to be hyperbole; In an unprecedented show of unity by the legal profession hundreds of barristers and solicitors came together yesterday to oppose the government’s proposed criminal legal aid cuts which they said […]