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What next for justice?

After a break last year, Bar Conference is back with a new format and packed agenda. Join colleagues in person on Saturday 8 June in London, with welcome drinks on the Friday evening 

13 May 2024 / The Bar Council

The Bar’s RASSO expertise

Never has there been a more urgent time for the Criminal Bar Association to launch a national RASSO training programme, says Mary Prior KC 

13 May 2024 / Mary Prior KC

Supporting disability at the Bar is a work of A.R.T.

The Bar is slowly addressing the barriers to attracting disabled talent, says Daniel Holt, but there are more ways chambers can authentically commit to disability inclusion 

13 May 2024 / Daniel Holt

Leadership and teamworking

James Pereira KC on the collaborative essence of a barrister’s role and five practical tools to make us all better leaders and team-players 

13 May 2024 / James Pereira KC

ChatGPT in chambers

Used wisely, ChatGPT can become part of a chambers’ daily toolkit to maximise efficiency, practice development and EDI, says Rowan Caffull  

13 May 2024 / Rowan Caffull

Rebuild your practice

Juliette Levy, Shazia Akhtar and Graham Denholm share some tips for barrister returners after a leave of absence or a career move 


What the Bar can learn from – Project profs

Jaspal Kaur-Griffin shares some tips from the project management world for avoiding common pitfalls 

15 April 2024 / Jaspal Kaur-Griffin

Getting juniors on their feet

Creating advocacy opportunities for juniors is now the expectation but not always easy to put into effect. Tom Mitcheson KC distils developing best practice from the Patents Court initiative already bearing fruit 

15 April 2024 / Tom Mitcheson KC

Silk’s unsung heroes: assessor FAQs

Let’s hear it for the assessors, says Dame Anne Rafferty of the KC Selection Panel. And to make silk assessors’ lives a little easier when applicants come calling in May, Dame Anne fields some commonly asked questions 

15 April 2024 / Dame Anne Rafferty

Valuing autism in chambers

If your current practice environment is bringing you down, seek a new one. However daunting the change, it will be worth it, says Anon Barrister 

15 April 2024 / Anonymous
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Time for change and investment

The Chair of the Bar sets out how the new government can restore the justice system

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