Professional Legal Research

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The close links between the legal profession and Birmingham Law School help facilitate privileged access to firms and practices so as to enable high quality research on areas such as legal aid, the impacts of Codes of Practice, the impact of Sharia law, the introduction of public access for the Bar, public interest litigation and the law on protective costs orders, changes to conditional fee arrangements, the introduction of contingency fees, litigants in person, ADR, the changing role of the judiciary and judicial independence.

CEPLER has a steering committee comprised of a national set of chambers, leading firms of solicitors, judges and academics who will be working to identify opportunities for practitioners and academics to collaborate on writing and research.