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To the Barbican, where Tulkinghorn found himself very much at home among the elite of the legal world at the Bar Standards Board (BSB) launch. That’s a launch party a year after the BSB was established – but nobody praises barristers for their speed. Chair Ruth Evans gave a delightful PowerPoint presentation, which only half […]

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