Practice and Procedure

QASA judicial review kicks off

PUBLISHED November 28, 2013

The High Court heard this morning that the 'unlawful' Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (QASA) undermines fundamental principles of independence.

The case challenges the Legal Services Board's decision in July to approve the application made by the Bar Council and the Bar Standards Board to introduce QASA - a mandatory assessment for all publicly funded criminal advocates.

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