Statistics from a sample of more than 9,000 individual searches made between 1 January and 1 August this year revealed that EU law was one of the most popular searches on the Bar Council’s Direct Access Portal. The 20 common search terms also included civil, property, employment and professional negligence. ‘We can only assume that the reason EU law is so high up the rankings (fourth) is because of the uncertainty of Brexit,’ said Bar Chairman, Chantal-Aimée Doerries QC.