Last Orders at the Bar? Competition, Choice and Justice for All - the Impact of Solicitor-Advocacy

Posted: 29 Feb 2008

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John D. Jackson

University of Nottingham - School of Law

Gerard Hanlon

Leicester Law School

Date Written: 1999

Abstract

This article attempts to locate the solicitor-advocacy reforms in the UK in the context of wider New Right led reforms of the welfare state and suggests that such reforms are part of a broader package aimed at weakening social democracy, encouraging the use of the market as an allocation mechanism and instilling 'efficiency' within and control over the professions. On the basis of interviews with organizational clients in Scotland, it is argued that the reforms may have a significant impact upon the junior Bar and that while they may ultimately benefit corporate clients they are likely to bring further disadvantage to individual clients who are already weak within the professional-client relationship.

Suggested Citation

Jackson, John D. and Hanlon, Gerard, Last Orders at the Bar? Competition, Choice and Justice for All - the Impact of Solicitor-Advocacy ( 1999). Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 19, pp. 555-582, 1999, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=821554

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Gerard Hanlon

Leicester Law School ( email )

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