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It's time to get rid of bogus competitions

Imagine that you require the services of a barrister. Your solicitor, acting as dispute manager, suggests that a competition should be held: five barristers will be invited to propose strategies for your case. The solicitor also sets out the other conditions of this unregulated contest: there will be no prize money, no commitment to proceed with the winner, and the barristers will not retain 'copyright' of their work.

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