In brief: Bar Council vice-chair calls for change

Bar Council vice-chairman Dan Brennan QC told a meeting of over 500 barristers on 27 June that changes at the Bar were essential in the face of the Government's plans to scrap legal aid for personal injury work and extend the use of conditional fees. Drawing on the recent report prepared by City solicitors Biddle, he suggested that barristers would have to enter into fee sharing agreements.