News date: 6 August 2020
Mikhail Ilyashev, the Managing Partner of Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm, moderated the legal battle at the VIII International Judicial and Legal Forum held on 5 August 2020 in Kyiv. The participants discussed the realities and prospects of legal representation in Ukraine.
The arguments in favor of the exclusive right of attorneys to legal representation were presented by the representatives of the judiciary system; they were opposed by the attorneys of the law firms and law departments of the leading companies, advocating the admission of all lawyers to representation of clients in courts. The participants also discussed the issues pertaining to the reimbursement of the attorneys’ fees, the public perception of the legal profession and the problems of Ukrainian bar in general.
VIII International Judicial and Legal Forum is a traditional scientific and practical event held by the Yurydychna Praktyka newspaper together with the judiciary authorities, the High Council of Justice and the High Qualifications Commission of Judges of Ukraine, as well as the OSCE Project Coordinator in Ukraine.