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Hoping for a fairer approach to costs in SDT proceedings

Looking at a number of recent cases before the High Court involving solicitors, 
Andrew Otchie is hopeful that a fairer approach to costs in SDT proceedings is emerging

8 February 2013

The difficulties faced by those entering into the legal profession as solicitors, both in terms of the mounting financial costs and then the shortage of the training places available, are formidable. Many thousands pursue law as a course of study every year, only ?a very select few will ever have the privilege of then going on to practice in ?the learned profession.

The prospects for aspiring barristers are also often dire, although the popularity of law as a course of study remains strong. Several City firms were not able to offer training contracts following the economic downturn and the gloomy tales of high street practices facing extinction have failed to subside. A flawless academic record is often promoted as an essential prerequisite for would be lawyers, and even with that, the tenacity to endure rejection after rejection from potential employers is just ?as important.

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