Bar Council takes on solicitors for local authority instructions
The Bar Council is ramping up efforts to compete directly against solicitors as it attempts to encourage local authorities to hire barristers directly. Bar Council chairman Nicholas Green QC has held talks with around 10 local authorities to discuss tender processes for large contract work, with Green wanting to encourage local authorities to look beyond law firms and discuss with chambers how they can better compete.
The Bar Council is ramping up efforts to compete directly against solicitors as it attempts to encourage local authorities to hire barristers directly.
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