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By Thomas, Phil Thomas

ISBN-10: 1859416039

ISBN-13: 9781859416037

When the career in addition to the legislations has validated principles, methods, associations and codes of perform aimed to advertise open entry to becoming a member of and succeeding in the felony career, however, there continues to be discrimination. This booklet examines the formal and casual obstacles, in a Weberian feel, that have produced a homogenous criminal occupation and, additional, studies and recommend ways that the occupation can proceed its said flow in the direction of heterogeneity.

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But the Bar has a clear moral obligation, once it has accepted them on its vocational course, to enable them at least to complete their vocational training. First, then, the Bar has to make it a breach of professional etiquette to refuse without good cause to take a pupil. Good cause may be as personal as a personality clash or as impersonal as the physical or organisational capacity of chambers; but the ground rule for chambers admission procedures has to be 31 About 27% of BVC students rely on Inn awards for their fees, but only 10% for their living expenses: Goldsmith Report, 1998.

43 But however untenable the Bar’s claim to a continuing monopoly might be – and the Bar itself no longer makes the claim – the collapsing of all power to license and control advocacy into the sole hands of a minister places in the hands of future governments a weapon for ill. In particular, it carries the risk that the advocate’s duty independently to gauge the limits of what can fairly and honourably be done in the conduct of a case – a duty under constant pressure from clients, but potentially under the greatest pressure from the greatest client, the State – will be compromised if the State’s advocates are also its employees.

29 Discriminating Lawyers Overall, 89% of the first year student population are aged between 18 and 21. Aberystwyth, Cardiff and Swansea universities report above-average numbers of students in this category. With 97% in this category, Aberystwyth appears almost exclusively populated by students aged between 18 and 21. Glamorgan and Swansea Institute have well above-average numbers of students aged over 21 years. Almost 50% of the first year students attending Swansea Institute are over 21, while in Glamorgan this age category accounts for almost one-third of first year students.

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