Judiciary reform/ advantages and disadvantages of barristers and solicitors

Advantage 1 of barrister/solicitor fusion?
Less cost for legal work
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Advantage 2 of barrister/solicitor fusion?
Profession is more efficient: tasks shared more evenly
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Advantage 3 of barrister/solicitor fusion?
More logical in education, students would have same foundation training
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Advantage 4 of barrister/solicitor fusion?
Removes two tier ranking between barristers and solicitors, solicitors can access higher appointments
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Disadvantage 1 of barrister/solicitor fusion?
Fewer court specialists; lawyers would have to be "all rounders"
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Disadvantage 2 of barrister/solicitor fusion?
Difference between office skills and advocacy
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Disadvantage 3 of barrister/solicitor fusion?
System works: why change it?
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Disadvantage 4 of barrister/solicitor fusion?
Leads to the creation of huge law firms at the expense of smaller firms
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Issue 1 with the judiciary
90% of Court of Appeal/House of Lords judges Oxbridge educated
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Issue 2 with the judiciary
Male dominated: 2016 only eight women in the Court of Appeal
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Career judiciary Advantage 1
Average age of judges will be lower
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Career judiciary Advantage 2
Judges have far more training in specific skills needed as judges
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