Bar Council splits PCC and 'trade union' arms

Malkin, Brendan
January 2005
Lawyer;1/17/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p2
Trade Publication
The article reports that the Great Britain Bar Council is to separate its regulatory and policymaking arms to avoid conflicts of interest. The move pre-empts the potential impact of proposals arising out of Sir David Clementi's "Review of the Regulatory Framework for Legal Services." The Bar Council is worried that this could lead to accusations of conflicts of interest. As a result, it wants to ensure that members of its professional conduct and complaints committee, which has an investigatory and prosecution role in the alleged misconduct of barristers, are not members of its "trade union" arm, which handles policy.


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