18 July 2018

QASA update

In October 2014 we said that we would update our position on the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates in the New Year - taking into account the ongoing legal proceedings. At our Board meeting on 29 January 2015 it was noted that the Supreme Court has not yet reached a decision on whether to allow the claimants in the case to appeal against the judgment of the Court of Appeal, which found the Scheme was lawful. As it is uncertain when that decision will be available, the Board decided we should in the meantime explore other ways in which we can properly protect the public from poor standards of advocacy. We will provide further updates once we are in a position to do so.