12th January - Law News

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FOCUS OF THE DAY: Barristers’ regulator, the Bar Standards Board (BSB), has opened its doors to applications from those wishing to set up lawyer-owned and managed businesses (or entities) providing reserved legal activities. Barristers and other advocates can apply to form companies, become a partnership or set up an LLP without changing regulators. The BSB will begin authorising applications in April. Joining or forming an entity appeals most strongly to criminal and family barristers, and least strongly to those working in commercial and chancery, and international or EU practice, according to Bar Council and BSB research published last summer (Barristers’ Working Lives, a second biennial study of the Bar). Interest focused most strongly on barrister-only entities. Full story - New Law Journal

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