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Bar seeks “low fixed-fee” role in portal and fast-track cases

The Ministry of Justice is storing up even more trouble in portal and fast-track cases by cutting out barristers, the Bar Council and Personal Injuries Bar Association have said. The pair argued that instead of abolishing the disbursement basis for paying the Bar, it should introduce a low fixed-fee system.

January 21st, 2013 | 4 Comments »

Non-paying solicitors leave barristers nearly £3m out of pocket

Barristers were left £2.7m out of pocket by solicitors who failed to pay their fees last year, new figures have revealed. The Bar Council’s first ever annual report said that its fees collection unit received complaints from barristers about 2,315 fee notes unpaid by solicitors.

September 19th, 2012 | 1 Comment »

Two prominent costs juniors quit 39 Essex St for 4 New Square

London chambers 4 New Square has made a significant statement about its intention to lead the costs Bar after well-known juniors Benjamin Williams and Robert Marven joined the set from Thirty Nine Essex Street.

August 1st, 2012 | Comments Off on Two prominent costs juniors quit 39 Essex St for 4 New Square