The Bar: Staying apart
Bringing together barristers, solicitors and other lawyers into one single practice is a real possibility in the future. Reactions at the Bar to Sir David Clementi's proposal to permit this new structure have been mixed, however. John McDonnell QC sets out his views on why legal disciplinary practices are contrary to the public interest
Removing the barriers that currently separate barristers and solicitors is possibly the most radical proposal put forward by the Clementi report.
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