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    Law Society backs QASA challenge

    The Law Society has today been granted permission to intervene in the judicial review of the Legal Services Board's approval of the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (Crime) lodged by the Criminal Bar Association.

    23 October 2013
    Press release

    Delay of QASA handbook compounds pressure on criminal advocates, says Law Society

    The Law Society has repeated its calls for a delay to the implementation of the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (QASA) in the light of the delay in approval of the scheme by the Legal Services Board.

    17 June 2013
    Press release

    Lawyers respond to legal aid crisis by unbundling legal services for clients

    The Law Society has prepared guidance for solicitors who are opting to unbundle their delivery of legal services in order to help clients in the wake of the government's drastic legal aid cuts.

    1 May 2013
    News

    Getting the best from unrepresented parties

    Tribunal Judge (First Tier Health, Education and Social Care Chamber) Meleri Tudur provides some tips on how to successfully manage unrepresented parties.

    26 April 2013
    Advice

    Understanding Judging: Roles, Skills and Challenges

    Professor Dame Hazel Genn, Dean of the Faculty of Laws at University College London (UCL), provides an overview of UCL's two-day course aimed at increasing understanding of what it means to be a judge

    26 April 2013
    Advice

    QASA update

    Update on the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (QASA).

    6 March 2013
    Articles

    Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates: Law Society response to fourth consultation

    In the final QASA consultation, the Law Society has re-stated its fundamental objections to elements of the scheme.

    10 October 2012
    Publications

    QASA: final consultation

    The three regulatory bodies have issued a fourth and final consultation on the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (QASA).

    18 September 2012
    Articles

    What has happened to QASA?

    After the public spat between the Bar Standards Board and the Solicitors Regulation Authority at the beginning of the month, peace seems to have broken out.

    3 April 2012
    News

    Bar Course Aptitude Test (BCAT) consultation

    Read the Law Society response to the Bar Standards Board's (BSB's) consultation on the introduction of an aptitude test as an entry requirement for the Bar Professional Training Course.

    1 March 2012
    Publications
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