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6th December 2017, 19:14

​Keith Azopardi resigns as Chairman of the Bar

Keith Azopardi QC has resigned as Chairman of the Bar after being elected leader of the Gibraltar Social Democrats. David Dumas QC will carry out the role in an acting capacity until the Bar Council holds elections.

Speaking to GBC, Dr Azopardi highlighted legislative progress made during his term, including the new Code of Conduct for legal professionals, and an overhaul of the regulation of legal services. He also highlighted the review of the legal aid and legal assistance schemes, describing this as long-standing and important for access to justice, as well as a necessary modernisation of the profession.