‘We’re all in this together,’ says incoming Bar Council Chairman in Inaugural Address

By: Juliet
On: Tuesday, 9 December, 2014

Chairman of the Bar Council, Alistair MacDonald QC, has pledged he will
‘continue the excellent work’ started by predecessors Maura McGowan QC and
outgoing Chairman, Nicholas Lavender QC, in preventing further cuts to legal
aid, in order to defend a ‘proud and independent profession’.

In his
inaugural speech, addressing a meeting of the Bar Council in Holborn, the
Chairman-Elect touched upon the themes likely to dominate his term in the
top-job. Unsurprisingly for someone practising as a criminal barrister, cuts to
criminal legal aid and the effects upon justice since the implementation of the
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Source: Family Law News