Dermod O’Brien QC has criticised The Bar Council. He complains that the Bar Council has shirked its responsibilities in declining to support litigation (in connection with Pensions for Recorders) in the Employment Tribunal against the Ministry of Justice.

Geoffrey Vos QC writes to all Heads of Chambers to explain why he will not use Bar money to support Mr O’Brien’s litigation. Interesting stuff. Well worth a quick read. The Geoffrey Vos QC response letter

A brief quote from Geoffrey Vos’s response to give you a taste…

“Significantly, he claims (wrongly) that, while the Bar Council, ‘recognises the likely merit of his claim, it refuses to lift a finger to help and its excuses are pathetic’ and suggests that you should withold your voluntary subscription.

I enjoyed reading the Vos response over lunch at The Bollo. I had vegetable lasagne and a glass of Sangiovese (my first wine for a while). £6.95 inclusive of wine. It was delicious.

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