Thursday, 18 April 2013

S08E01 - Northpod Law Live from MMU

Our panel of experts discussed whether the Criminal Bar and solicitors' firms as we know them have any place in the aftermath of the sweeping reforms and cost-cutting measures deployed by successive governments of England & Wales.

Students and current practitioners attended and listened live online with Twitter being the platform for discussion.

The Panel was:

Ian West (anti-QASA campaigner and barrister on the North-East Circuit)
Simon Csoka QC (Criminal Bar Association - Northern Circuit)
Franklin Sinclair (Solicitor and senior partner of Tuckers Solicitors)
Margaret MacDonald (Head of advocacy at MMU and civil counsel)

Many thanks go to those in attendance and to MMU for kindly hosting this event free of charge.

Thanks also go to Central Chambers, Manchester for assisting in this event and for assisting with CPD accreditation for those in attendance.

NB: - CPD is pending as at 18th April but those who would qualify for the hours will be notified by email. Chaired by Kirstin Beswick Produced by Ben Knight (who also did a bit of speaking!)

The show is found here.


  1. Thanks. Worrying times but great to hear that Solicitors and the Bar appear to be in agreement in finding little, if anything, positive in the Consultation document. Hopefully the persuasive arguments against, as well presented in the very impressive broadcast, will stop the ridiculous proposals from ever being implemented

    1. This week's episode includes an interview from Chairman of the Bar Council, Maura McGowan - see what she says about persuasive arguments. Glad you enjoyed the show.



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