Dispute Resolution: An advocate of change
With more than 2,000 practising in the UK, solicitor-advocates are no longer a curiosity, but nor has their presence caused a revolution in the courts. Does this mean the prophets of doom at the Bar have been proved wrong? Richard East looks at the development of the profession so far and at the future of advocacy in the UK
In the light of Sir David Clementi’s fundamental review of the legal regulatory framework and the Government’s unceasing reforming zeal, it is easy to forget that solicitor-advocates are continuing to fight the current restrictions imposed on their practice, both by existing regulations and attitudes within the profession.
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