The Bar Standards Board of England and Wales issues consultation on amendments to widen powers to protect the public

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has issued a consultation document seeking views on proposed changes to widen its powers to protect the public. The proposed changes include giving Disciplinary Tribunals the power to impose interim restrictions on a barrister’s practising certificate and extending the BSB’s power to refer a person to an interim suspension panel….

Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales publishes latest annual reports

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has published its suite of annual reports, which cover five core topics, these are: ‘Anti-money Laundering‘, ‘Authorisation‘, ‘Client Protection‘, ‘Education and Training‘ and ‘Upholding Professional Standards‘. Key findings from the reports include: There has been a year-on-year increase in the number of solicitors qualifying through apprenticeships, firms offering recognised training…

Does knowledge empower? Education, legal awareness and intimate partner violence

Abstract This paper uses an extension of compulsory schooling in Turkey to estimate the causal effects of education on women’s legal awareness of laws that were designed to reduce gender inequality and prevent domestic violence. By implementing a regression discontinuity design, we find that the reform-induced increase in female education improved legal awareness. Women exposed to the reform were…

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