Hardwicke study calls on sets, Bar Council to hike direct access

Goswani, Nina
June 2008
Lawyer;6/23/2008, Vol. 22 Issue 25, p9
Trade Publication
The article reports on the 150% increase of bar direct access proposed by the Bar Council in Great Britain. According to the study conducted by Hardwicke Building, the proportion of in-house legal counsel, company secretaries and commercial directors directly instructing barristers has risen from 6% in 2006 to 15% today. However, two-thirds of respondents state that they would possibly instruct barristers directly but were nervous due to the scheme only having run for four years.


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