The Bar Barometer
The commercial Bar is facing a difficult future, with the much-publicised downturn in litigation resulting in a tough 2006 for many chambers. Dominic Carman examines the future prospects for the leading chambers
“We are heading into some form of bad weather,” says Paul Cooklin, senior practice manager of 3-4 South Square, London’s pre-eminent insolvency set. He is not just talking about the general economic climate, for which the ever-impressive workload of his chambers can be a useful barometer, but the specific out-look at the commercial Bar.
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