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English White Paper Law Reforms: An Outline For Equal Access To Justice?, Jay C. Carlisle Jan 1990

English White Paper Law Reforms: An Outline For Equal Access To Justice?, Jay C. Carlisle

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It is highly likely that by the end of 1989, legislation proposing the most dramatic changes in the English legal profession in this century will be introduced by the Lord Chancellor of Great Britain in the House of Lords. If Lords approve the legislation, it will be sent to the House of Commons early in 1990 and will become effective by Royal Assent shortly thereafter. The Lord Chancellor's reforms will abolish the barristers' monopoly of audience in higher courts, partially limit the statutory bar on multidisciplinary and multinational partnerships, introduce a modified contingency fee, permit building societies and banks ...