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A working party has been set up to investigate ways of helping small and medium-sized chambers to comply with Bar Council and Government requirements
A major part of the inquiry, which is chaired by Robin de Wilde QC, is to address the Legal Services Commission's plans to introduce a so-called 'quality mark' covering the management of chambers that specialise in publicly-funded work. According to one member of the Legal Practice Management Association, the representative body for managers of chambers and firms, the quality mark will cause consternation to smaller sets. De Wilde's working party is also concerned with Bar Council requirements for all chambers to pay pupils' fees. De Wilde added that improvements have to be made to the administration of chambers, although he feels that "barristers could not effectively manage even a whelk store".