The Bar: Barristers take on CFA risk
Chambers address risk profile due to growing number of CFA cases; Herbert Smith letter receives mixed reaction; Serle Court takes on Leeds and Manchester specialist; Negotiations over standard form contracts for instructing barristers are re-started; and the Bar Council fires warning shot over chambers' use of 'associate members' stamp. Caroline Grimshaw and John Malpas report
The Equitable Life case is grinding into the second month of its predicted nine-month trial, with much attention focused on the barristers in the starting line but less known about the fee agreements underpinning their appearance in court.
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