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The 20%: what the Employed Bar gets up to

Michael Harwood's guide for aspiring members of the Employed Bar to the huge array of possibilities – including a new ‘disruptor’ trend

12 October 2021 / Michael Harwood

More calculating with Ogden

Back by popular demand, Simon Levene's updated guide to the Ogden calculations that are most frequently met in practice

06 October 2021 / Simon Levene

Virtual PAs and the Bar

Other sectors have support staff in place for senior professionals, so why not the Bar? An established barrister/VA team and their matchmaker explain how they make it work


Compassion fatigue at the Bar

Understudied in the legal sector and exacerbated during the pandemic, a look at vicarious trauma and the importance of collective care 

By Rachel Francis and Joanna Fleck 

25 September 2021 / Rachel Francis / Joanna Fleck

Mitigating malware attacks

Every set of chambers is a potential target for malware regardless of its size or expertise. A five-point guide to securing your systems. By Sam Thomas

21 September 2021 / Sam Thomas

Imposter syndrome: moving on

Time to look afresh at the imposter syndrome narrative? Why pathologizing normal anxieties can be unhelpful to barristers and future generations. By Kate Brunner QC and Sarah Regan

21 September 2021 / Kate Brunner QC / Sarah Regan

The rewards of pro bono

Doing pro bono work not only improves access to justice and changes lives, it also helps us to expand our legal horizons, writes Conall Patton QC 

21 September 2021 / Conall Patton QC
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COIC pupillage matched funding 2022-24

COIC welcomes applications for matched funding for 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 pupillages

15 September 2021 / Mrs Justice Lieven

Lockdown pupillage (2)

Two perspectives on pupillage during the pandemic concludes with a look at Karen’s experiences on her feet (AKA the ‘lockdown second six’)

15 September 2021 / Chris Bryden / Karen Staunton

Minding the pupillage gap

Lack of networking and advocacy opportunities have been pupils’ biggest challenges during COVID. Melissa Elsworth, Thomas Harvey and Mani Basi explain how the Family Law Bar Association’s expanding Pupillage Project is helping to fill the gap 

15 September 2021 / Melissa Elsworth / Thomas Harvey / Mani Basi
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The Spending Review

A decade of cuts and the brutal pandemic have left courts and barristers struggling to cope – a bid for justice spending 

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