Solicitors and barristers ‘lumbered with bodies not representing their interests’, says Michael Turner QC

A leading criminal silk has called for the Law Society and Bar Council to be scrapped to make way for a ‘unified’ trade union that can represent the legal profession in opposition to government cuts.

‘The Law Society and the Bar Council should go and we should have a unified negotiation body,’ the former chair of the Criminal Bar Association (CBA), Michael Turner QC, told Solicitors Journal.

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