'New Certificates of Eligibility' and Regulation of Training for the English Bar.

Rupert Macey-Dare

University of Oxford - Saint Cross College; Middle Temple; Minerva Chambers

Spring 2007

This paper outlines a new proposal for correcting imbalances in training for the English Bar, by controlling access to the preliminary BVC (Bar Vocational Course) stage. The proposal, it is argued, should have additional strong beneficial effects on the composition and competitiveness of the practicing Bar and its ability to thrive in the evolving market for legal services.

Keywords: barrister, pupillage, deferral of call, Inns of Court, legal education, professional, vocational training, BVC, bar vocational course, regulation, certificate, eligibility, signalling, coordination, quota

JEL Classification: D18, D43, D45, J44, K21

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Date posted: April 17, 2007 ; Last revised: January 26, 2011

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Macey-Dare, Rupert, 'New Certificates of Eligibility' and Regulation of Training for the English Bar. (Spring 2007). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=976716 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.976716

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Rupert Macey-Dare (Contact Author)
University of Oxford - Saint Cross College ( email )
Saint Giles
United Kingdom
Middle Temple
Middle Temple Lane
London, EC4Y 9AT
United Kingdom
Minerva Chambers
United Kingdom
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