Sunday 21 January 2018

The Yates anthology: Game, set and match to the legal eagles

David Mullins on Nichols Canyon
David Mullins on Nichols Canyon
Ivan Yates

Ivan Yates

The Cabinet's capitulation to the Law Society and Bar Council is confirmed. A total of 235 amendments were conceded since Alan Shatter first published the Legal Services Regulation Bill four years ago.

The most intense lobbying campaign to reverse radical reform succeeded in emasculating intentions to transform the legal professions from the 18th to 21st century.

George Papandreou, the former Greek prime minister, explains how countries like Ireland and Greece needed to use bailouts to ensure fiscal rectitude, and modernising reforms to improve competitiveness of peripheral eurozone economies. The best government ever was the Troika. It forced successive administrations through memorandum towards greater competition and liberalisation of the legal sector.

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