Entity Regulation, Litigation Rights and the Changing Meaning of Professionalism at the Bar of England and Wales

Mason, M. 2020. Entity Regulation, Litigation Rights and the Changing Meaning of Professionalism at the Bar of England and Wales . Legal Ethics. 23. Advanced online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/1460728x.2020.1833130

TitleEntity Regulation, Litigation Rights and the Changing Meaning of Professionalism at the Bar of England and Wales
TypeJournal article
AuthorsMason, M.
Abstract

The Legal Services Act 2007 provided a framework for a liberalised marketplace for legal services. The most significant responses to this by the Bar appear in the Bar Standards Board Handbook, which was first released in January 2014. This included changes allowing for barristers to engage in litigation and enabling the Bar Standards Board to regulate entities rather than just individual barristers. This article places these changes within the existing theoretical understanding of the legal professions and professionalism, and argues that they open the door for a significant shift in the way that the discourse of professionalism is used in relation to the Bar.

KeywordsLegal Profession
Lawyers
Barristers
Regulation
Legal Ethics
Professional Regulation
Neoliberalism
Sociology of the Legal Profession
Professionalism
Sociology of the Professions
JournalLegal Ethics
Journal citation23
ISSN1460-728X
Year2020
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Accepted author manuscript
License
All rights reserved (under embargo)
File Access Level
Open (open metadata and files)
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/1460728x.2020.1833130
Web address (URL)http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1460728x.2020.1833130
Publication dates
Published online13 Oct 2020

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