Straight to the bar
The Bar Council's adoption of the principle of direct access has allowed many in-house counsel to cut out the middle man and approach barristers directly. However, not everyone is convinced that the Bar is ready for the change. Philip Hoult reports
For many years now a number of leading sets in the commercial Bar have striven to throw off the old-fashioned, fusty image of barristers and establish their credentials as modern, forward-thinking providers of professional services.
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