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Bar Conference 2011: barristers 'ready to strike' over tendering plan

PUBLISHED November 9, 2011

Criminal barristers will take ?direct action? - including withdrawing their services - if the government presses ahead with its plans for price-competitive tendering, the chair of the Criminal Bar Association has warned. Max Hill QC (pictured) said that the proposal to introduce best value tendering for the provision of publicly funded services will spell the ?end of the bar?. read more