1 May 2017
Dr Helen Phillips takes over as interim chair of super-regulator the Legal Services Board today pending the recruitment of a replacement for Sir Michael Pitt. Phillips, whose doctorate is in freshwater biology, is a former chief executive of Natural England.
Lady Black of Derwent will retire in January 2021, leaving just one female judge.
Latest ruling in dispute between two solicitors going back at least seven years.
Solicitors warn that criminal legal aid is on the point of collapse.
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