Category Archives: Chairman’s Message

The state of the Criminal Justice System

  The Young Barristers’ Committee (YBC) supports the position of the Criminal Bar Association (CBA) in relation to funding under the new Advocates Graduated Fee Scheme (AGFS) and the state of the Criminal Justice System. The Young Barristers’ Committee further endorses the statements made by the Bar Council of England & Wales and the Young Legal Aid Lawyers. Read the

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Entrepreneurs build Businesses, Barristers help Protect Them

    On Thursday 8 February 2018, Rick Hoyle (Chair of the Young Barristers’ Committee of the Bar Council of England and Wales 2018) launched the first of the Young Bar Primer Series seminars. The speech shed light on the Junior bar point of view of the future of the independent referral bar. The seminar titled ‘Entrepreneurs build Businesses, Barristers

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Time for a Change

Duncan McCombe and Sam Roake reveal the grim reality, as a Young Bar survey shows 50% of criminal juniors are working for free. Doing nothing is not an option and a solution must be found, they argue. Ask a group of junior criminal barristers if they’ve ever taken a magistrates’ court (MC) brief on the understanding that they would receive

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