Chancery and Commercial Bar: On shifting sands
The environment in which commercial barristers are operating has changed beyond all recognition in the last five years, with fewer cases coming to trial and alternative resolution an increasingly popular option. Nigel Jones and Paul Reed look at the implications
The commercial Bar in London remains as strong as it has ever been. COMBAR provides an effective management and profile for commercial practitioners in the UK and increasingly overseas as well. For many years, many leading sets at the Chancery Bar have been busily re-positioning themselves as ‘commercial’. With continuing talk of the establishment of a new and comprehensive commercial court, London remains a centre for the resolution of commercial disputes. Yet there is no doubt that practice in many areas of commercial law has changed over the last few years.
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