Closer ties

The employed and self-employed Bar must work more closely together, Desmond Browne QC, Chair of the Bar, has said. Speaking at a joint Bar Council and Bar Association, Finance and Industry reception, Mr Browne QC said: “As financial pressures mount, we must work more closely together on matters of mutual interest—particularly if the traffic between the employed and self-employed Bar is set to increase”. He also called for the number of pupillages in commerce and industry to be increased. Rules should be simplified to allow this, he added.