chapter  20
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Response: From Gavotte to Techno – But the Dance Goes On


The gavotte which Lord Griffi ths referred to was a metaphorical description of the protracted, convoluted and highly formal procedure for securing a change to the competences of a branch of the legal profession under the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990. Lord Griffi ths had been involved as chairman of the Lord Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Legal Education and Conduct (ACLEC) in the procedures for the granting of extended rights of audience introduced by the Act.