The gap between the commercial bar and the publicly-funded side of the profession has never been so wide. Several heads of chambers are warning of the increasingly unhealthy situation of the haves and the have-nots. Many chambers will need to respond robustly to ensure survival in an increasingly difficult environment.
QC slams Inner Temple over high rents as chambers bails to City
Two-tier bar will emerge from spending cuts, warn leading silks
The Bar: Sets for action
The bar must fight for its survival