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End of Tax Year Checklist for Young Barristers

On 5 April 2018 the 2017/18 tax year closes and, with it, does the opportunity to use a number of generous allowances and exemptions. To assist young Barristers in navigating the end of the 2017/18 tax year, the Young Barristers’ Committee have teamed up with Saunderson House to prepare a checklist of items that you should consider in advance of 6

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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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ICCA Guidance for Youth Court Advocates

The Inns of Court College of Advocacy (ICCA) has developed authoritative and very practical guidance for advocates conducting criminal cases involving children and young people. The materials comprise five guides and a film. To download them visit: icca.ac.uk/youth-justice-advocacy This guidance are designed to help practitioners comply with the Bar Standards Board’s Youth Proceedings Competences. ICCA’s resources simplify this specialist area

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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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Young Barristers’ fees in the Magistrates’ Court

Young Barristers’ Committee carried out a survey in 2016, to investigate whether the issue about poor or no remuneration of young barristers in Magistrates’ Courts had changed since the publication of the Protocol. We received 292 responses in total, which is approximately 25% of the estimated 1140 practising in criminal law. These figures are based on the Bar Standard Board’s statistics for

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Making Tax Digital

What is Making Tax Digital? Making Tax Digital (MTD) is a radical new system being introduced by HMRC. It will transform the way that tax returns are filed online. Under MTD, self-employed barristers must keep accounting records electronically and use that information to provide updates on their business profit to HMRC on a quarterly basis. HMRC’s main aim under the

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