Advocacy assurance timetable extended

PUBLISHED January 27, 2014

The three main legal regulators have extended the registration timetable for the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (QASA) and modified its design in line with recommendations made by the High Court.

But in a joint statement issued today the Joint Advocacy Group (JAG), which designed QASA, ruled out delaying the start of the scheme until after the Jeffrey review of the provision of independent criminal advocacy.

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