Creating a secure virtual space

Missing the designated chambers tech wiz? Sam Thomas  on the risks and liabilities when working remotely, and five practical steps to help you meet data protection requirements and keep cyber safe

19 February 2021 / Sam Thomas

Setting up a direct access practice

As the pandemic’s influence on practice bites, Andrew Granville Stafford, Maria Scotland and Daniel ShenSmith outline the key requirements that apply to public access work, the direct-client experience and advice on effective marketing 


Ten points of effective participation

What promotes/inhibits participation? Penny Cooper examines a new research study and toolkit for those who guide witnesses’ and parties’ participation – now an increasingly significant part of a barrister’s role 

22 January 2021 / Professor Penny Cooper

Imagine a new world of skills training

Two coaches (one a practising barrister) argue that today’s Bar urgently needs modern, practical skills training to meet its professional obligations and support its wellbeing. 

By James Pereira QC and Zita Tulyahikayo  

22 January 2021 / James Pereira KC / Zita Tulyahikayo

Not going out: WFH the healthy way

Cara Goldthorpe offers some tips for developing a positive mindset, making healthy choices and optimising time and (work) space when we are predominantly home-based 

22 January 2021 / Cara Goldthorpe

‘Must haves’ for going virtual

Charlotte Baker  discusses the kit, apps and tips you need to make remote and paperless working… work

22 January 2021 / Charlotte Baker

Building for the future post-COVID

The pandemic has transformed perspectives and practice at the Bar. While the physical chambers is far from over, it’s clearly going to be different for the future.  

By Catherine Calder  

22 January 2021 / Catherine Calder

Fake or fact? (2) Digital docs manipulation and how to deal with it

In part 2 of this two-part series, Helen Brander  looks at the measures we can put in place to tackle fraud in disclosure, and minimise the possibility of it happening in the first place. Is it a judge's role to be on the alert for fraud? Do the proposed draft practice guidelines go far enough? 

22 January 2021 / Helen Brander

Fake or fact? (1) Digital docs manipulation and how to spot it

In the era of deepfakes, it is far easier than you might think to alter digital documents such as PDFs. How do we spot fraudulent manipulation? What can we do about it?  

By Helen Brander  

15 January 2021 / Helen Brander

Going solo

For those contemplating the move to sole practitioner: Steven Gasztowicz QC  and Susan Jones  outline the key considerations when re-orientating your practice

15 January 2021 / Steven Gasztowicz KC / Susan Jones
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Justice at the polls

The Chair of the Bar launches a Manifesto for Justice as campaigning gets under way

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