Lumsdon and Others, Regina (on The Application of) v Legal Services Board: Admn 20 Jan 2014

References: [2014] EWHC 28 (Admin)
Links: Bailii
Coram: Sir Brian Leveson P QBD, Bean, Cranston JJ
Ratio: Four barristers challenged, by a judicial review, a decision by which the LSB approved an application proposed by the BSB jointly with two other approved regulators, the SRA and IPS, to introduce the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates
Jurisdiction: England and Wales
This case cites:

  • Cited – Rondel v Worsley HL ([1969] 1 AC 191, [1967] 3 All ER 993 HL(E), [1967] 3 WLR 1666, Bailii, [1967] UKHL 5)
    The appellant had obtained the services of the respondent barrister to defend him on a dock brief, and alleged that the respondent had been negligent in the conduct of his defence.
    Held: The House considered the immunity from suit of . .
  • Cited – Saif Ali v Sydney Mitchell and Co (a Firm) HL ([1980] AC 198, [1978] 3 All ER 1033, [1978] 3 WLR 849, Bailii, [1978] UKHL 6)
    The House considered the extent of a barrister’s immunity from action in negligence, and particularly whether it covered pre-trial acts or omissions in connection with civil proceedings.
    Held: A barrister’s immunity from suit extended only to . .
  • Cited – Arthur JS Hall and Co (A Firm) v Simons; Barratt v Woolf Seddon (A Firm); Harris v Schofield Roberts and Hill (A Firm) HL (Gazette 17-Aug-00, Times 21-Jul-00, House of Lords, Bailii, [2000] UKHL 38, [2000] 3 All ER 673, [2000] 3 WLR 543, [2000] 2 FLR 545, [2000] Fam Law 806, [2002] 1 AC 615)
    Clients sued their solicitors for negligence. The solicitors responded by claiming that, when acting as advocates, they had the same immunities granted to barristers.
    Held: The immunity from suit for negligence enjoyed by advocates acting in . .
  • Cited – Oliver v Symons CA (Bailii, [2012] EWCA Civ 267)
    The parties disputed the extent of a right of way, the claimant appealing against the rejection of his claim for ‘swing space’ alongside the right of way.
    Held: The appeal failed. Elias LJ said that the ‘argument for swing space fails. That is . .
  • Cited – Al-Rawi and Others v The Security Service and Others SC (Bailii, [2011] UKSC 34, Bailii Summary, UKSC 2010/0107, SC, SC Summary, [2011] UKHRR 931, [2012] 1 All ER 1, [2011] 3 WLR 388, [2012] 1 AC 531)
    The claimant pursued a civil claim for damages, alleging complicity of the respondent in his torture whilst in the custody of foreign powers. The respondent sought that certain materials be available to the court alone and not to the claimant or the . .
  • See Also – Lumsdon and Others v Legal Services Board Admn (Bailii, [2013] EWHC 3289 (Admin))
    The claimants, practising barristers and members of the Criminal Bar Association sought a declaration that the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates approved by the defendant was unlawful. . .

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