Barristers’ Insurance Practising barristers are required by law to have Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII). On this page you can learn more about PII and your obligations under the Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 and the PII Regulations 2019. The Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 Section 46(1) of the Legal Services [...]
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The Legal Services Regulatory Authority is pleased to confirm that parliamentary approval has been given for the reappointment of four serving Authority members and the appointment of one new member. The Authority is an independent statutory body, established in October 2016 and responsible for the regulation of legal services provided by solicitors and barristers. The Authority [...]
Details of 37 legal practitioners who are to be granted the title of Senior Counsel have today been published. The list comprises 20 barristers and 17 solicitors whose names have been approved by the Government following the recommendations of the Advisory Committee on the grant of Patents of Precedence. The grant of a Patent of Precedence, [...]
A total of 37 legal practitioners are to be permitted to use the title Senior Counsel following the Government’s approval of recommendations from the Advisory Committee on the grant of Patents of Precedence. On 15 June 2021, the Government announced that it had approved the granting of Patents of Precedence entitling a total of 25 barristers [...]
Applications for Senior Counsel Legal practitioners may apply to be granted a Patent of Precedence under Section 174 of the Legal Services Regulation Act 2015. A grant of a Patent of Precedence allows a solicitor or barrister to use the title of Senior Counsel. On this page you can find out when and how to apply [...]