Heading for a merger?
Following the Woolf reforms and the increase in solicitor-advocacy, more claims are being settled out of court, while barristers have been forced to compete harder as solicitors encroach further onto their territory. Jan Harvey examines the future of the Bar.
When Lord Woolf announced the implementation of his Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) in 1999, it was clear that the man in charge of the biggest shake-up of civil law administration in a century was not going to do things by halves.
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