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Hooked on fraud: Sara Lawson QC

SFO’s General Counsel on the highs (and lows) of complex economic crime investigations and getting more women into fraud law. Interview by Anthony Inglese CB

15 July 2021 / Anthony Inglese CB
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What I've learnt... The Seitlers

Jonathan Seitler QC and Miriam Seitler discuss Carpool Case Law, the Bar today and the ‘business development’ side of the job

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Laws of humanity: Karim Khan QC

Making sure international justice works effectively and realising what matters – Karim Khan QC, the new Chief Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court, talks to Monica Feria-Tinta

02 July 2021 / Monica Feria-Tinta
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Making it count: Mary Prior QC

‘Permitting vulnerable people to be heard is a difficult role, but I have so much joy from it.’ Mary Prior QC shares life lessons with Aadhithya Anbahan 

03 June 2021 / Aadhithya Anbahan
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Professionally Embarrassing

Malvika Jaganmohan and Madeleine Whelan's family law podcast doesn’t shy away from the difficult topics... 

Practice Toolset

A court system fit for big-league, part-time work

Thinking the ‘unthinkable’? James Hatt on reforming the court system, tackling retention and revolutionising part-time working

20 July 2021 / James Hatt

Arbitrator 101

A toolkit to help you build profile, expertise and a bright future in arbitration. By James Bridgeman

19 July 2021 / James Bridgeman
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What the Bar can learn from… 12 trial lawyers

Twelve leading trial lawyers shared their advocacy tips with the Advocacy Podcast – a distillation of their advice, by Bibi Badejo, Justin Tadros, Alex Cameron and Antonia Eklund

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Litigation PR: read all about it

An introduction to the world of reputation management and litigation communications. By Anthony Eskander

15 June 2021 / Anthony Eskander
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Industry insight: the court of public opinion

What is litigation PR and what does it have to do with barristers anyway? Q&A with Tim Maltin, Chief Executive of Maltin PR

15 June 2021 / Tim Maltin

Justice Matters

Behind the Five Eyes

An analysis of the Five Eyes Intelligence Organization, its continued significance in international law and order, and relevance to the Bar. By Dr Anthony R Wells

20 July 2021 / Dr Anthony R Wells

Changing the picture: diversity at silk level

Exclusive statistical analysis: Barbara Mills QC outlines how the deeply unhelpful, homogenous BAME acronym is masking the true extent and systemic nature of the Bar’s diversity problem

02 July 2021 / Barbara Mills QC

The COVID Inquiry: what we should expect

As we await the detail of the ‘full and independent inquiry’ to which the Prime Minister has committed, Theo Huckle QC, Nick Brown and Frederick Powell look back at the successes and failures of other key inquiries and what we can learn from them.

The ICC, the Rome Statute and crimes against the LGBT community

Mind the gap: Christina Warner looks at LGBT+ protections, legislative ambiguities and chinks in the ICC framework

25 June 2021 / Christina Warner

Grenfell: lessons learnt

On the fourth anniversary of a tragic fire that claimed 72 lives, Sailesh Mehta outlines four key lessons 

14 June 2021 / Sailesh Mehta

Bon Vivant

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Witness for The Prosecution (1957)

One of our most notable courtroom dramas is also a useful illustration of a barrister’s craft, writes David Langwallner

02 June 2021 / David Langwallner

The redress of art and poetry

Marking Mental Health Awareness Week, and publication of the National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance's latest guide for prison staff, Tim Kiely looks at access to creative activity and how essential it is to the wellbeing of people in prison 

09 May 2021 / Timothy Kiely

Secret E-Diary

In memoriam 

01 May 2021 / William Byfield
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Book review: Clustered Injustice and the Level Green

By Luke Clements, ISBN 9781913648077, Legal Action Group (December 2020)
 

Reviewed by Stephen Simblet QC 

01 April 2021 / Stephen Simblet QC
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Secret E-Diary

When a sentence is a paragraph 

30 March 2021 / William Byfield

Black Lives Matter

Changing the picture: diversity at silk level

Exclusive statistical analysis: Barbara Mills QC outlines how the deeply unhelpful, homogenous BAME acronym is masking the true extent and systemic nature of the Bar’s diversity problem

02 July 2021 / Barbara Mills QC
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We need to continue to talk about race: one year on

If the Bar is complacent on the issue of race, then we will perpetuate the same racial inequities that continue to pervade our society, writes Professor Leslie Thomas QC 

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A change has gotta come

Glenn Parsons takes a snapshot of diversity and inclusion at the Bar in 2021 – and shares what barristers on the North Eastern Circuit are doing to make lasting change happen  

23 February 2021 / Glenn Parsons

Meet the Bar’s first reverse mentor and mentee

The pilot scheme’s first pairing, Elisha Lindsay  and Paul Stanley QC , share their thoughts on the BSB’s reverse mentoring initiative and what they have learned from each other so far

08 January 2021
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No place for systemic racism

How systemic racism affects the Bar, an audit of the profession’s progress so far, and the structural, cultural and personal change required for meaningful action 

By  Amit Popat  

30 November 2020 / Amit Popat

Chambers Announcements

Offshore law: the view from the Caribbean

Why barristers are taking their practice offshore: a Q and A with Charlotte Morrish, former barrister and now legal recruiter at SteppingStones Legal

15 June 2021 / Charlotte Morrish

Discounted webinars for the Bar

In partnership with the Bar Council, LexisNexis is offering up to 60% off its extensive webinar offering.

07 June 2021

National Lawyer and LM1 Opportunities

Are you a talented lawyer from a criminal law background looking to take the next step in your career?Find your Prosecutor opportunity at the CPS now!

12 May 2021

CIArb Roebuck Lecture 2021

'The impact of the Singapore Mediation Convention, both on mediation and arbitration' to be delivered by Hon Lady Justice Joyce Aluoch EBS CBS MCIArb, (Rtd) Judge, Certified International Mediator

09 May 2021

A career in governance

Making a move from the Bar to a career in governance: Maria Brookes outlines three good reasons to switch and how to do it

30 March 2021 / Maria Brookes
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Standing up to bullies

Rare but real - the issue of judicial bullying

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