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Mackay on his proposed radical legal changes

Title
Mackay on his proposed radical legal changes
Genre
Interview
TX Date
26 Jan 1989
Year of production
1989
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Duration
00:03:05
Description
Lord Chancellor, Lord Mackay (James Mackay), on his proposed plans for changes to the way the legal profession operates. In a series of consultative Green Papers, the Government will recommend an ending of the distinction between barristers and solicitors, support the concept of a no win, no fee payment system for lawyers, and allow banks and building societies to carry out conveyancing. Lord Mackay says the changes will benefit the public and comments on views of others. Male interviewer not identified.
Contributors
James Mackay
Keywords
Legal procedure; Parliamentary bills; Legal profession; Law reform; Barristers; Solicitors; Lawyers; Conveyancing

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