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Council quarterly, issue 2: winter 2016

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The Council is pleased to release the second issue of the Council Quarterly newsletter. This winter’s newsletter features discussion on a number of topics inclusive of the opening of the Legal…

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Opening of the Legal Year 2016

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Chairman of the Bar Keith Azopardi QC made clear that the Council’s aspirations to see a comprehensive new law on the regulation of legal services remains on track and has dominated the work of the Council over the last 12 months. The Council hopes that a Bill could be presented to Parliament in early 2017. Mr Azopardi also indicated that work on a draft Code of Conduct is very advanced and that this is expected to go to consultation in coming months.

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Legal services bill consultation

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The Bar Council was delighted to welcome the launch of the formal consultation into the Legal Services Bill this Summer. The consultation process concluded on 21 September 2016. The Council will now be considering the various representations made in conjunction with the Government and Judiciary and will be working on the next phase of this important review of regulatory legislation.

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Opening of the legal year

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The Opening of the Legal Year 2016 is scheduled for 14 October 2016. As is usual there will be speeches from the Judiciary, Attorney General and the Bar. The Chairman’s…

Enhancing Justice, Regulation and the Quality of Legal Services