Friday 20 October 2017

Bar Council favours reform – but let's have a proper debate

Pictured at The 2013 Bar Council of Ireland Conference on the 'Regulation of the Independent Bar:The Future' are speakers from left, David Nolan, SC Chairman Bar of Ireland, Michael Collins SC Conference Chair, Maura Mc Gowan QC Chairman Bar of England and Wales, Prof. George Yarrow Chairman of the Regulatory Policy Institute Oxford and Aldo Bulgarelli Vice President CCBE.
Pictured at The 2013 Bar Council of Ireland Conference on the 'Regulation of the Independent Bar:The Future' are speakers from left, David Nolan, SC Chairman Bar of Ireland, Michael Collins SC Conference Chair, Maura Mc Gowan QC Chairman Bar of England and Wales, Prof. George Yarrow Chairman of the Regulatory Policy Institute Oxford and Aldo Bulgarelli Vice President CCBE.

David Nolan

The legal profession has experienced radical change and we are in the midst of a battle of ideas over how our justice system should operate.

The stereotypical barrister no longer exists: the law library is an increasingly complex and diverse place.

The average profile of an Irish barrister is now female, under 40 and struggling to make ends meet after years of study and even more years of trying to make a living.

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