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Raising the Bar?

Barristers want the best recruits, but the high cost of training is a barrier for many people. Joshua Rozenberg hears about plans to reduce training fees and increase diversity.

Should a non-traditional background be a bar to joining the Bar? Barristers want the best recruits. But many law students waste time and money training for a profession they will never succeed in joining. Leading lawyers tell Joshua Rozenberg how they plan to reduce training fees and increase diversity.

Also this week: threats and transparency in the Court of Protection. And the law behind the failed attempt to launch a private prosecution against Boris Johnson.

Producers: Neil Koenig and Nina Robinson

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