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Judicial review of new professional body for criminal lawyers in England is dismissed

The Criminal Bar Association (CBA) of England and Wales took a judicial review against a number of professional regulatory bodies, including the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and the overall regulator for the legal sector, the Legal Services Board (LSB). As mentioned in previous editions of the Update, other parties such as the Law Society have been granted permission to intervene.

Judgment has just been handed down and the legal challenge has been dismissed. However, Barristers have said they will boycott the scheme, despite the failure of the legal challenge.

Further reading on the topic can be found here and here.

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