Bar Pride

Barristers joined marchers on this year’s Pride London Parade, under the banner, ‘Equality Under the Law’. Peter Lodder QC, Bar chair, said: “Pride is a great way to celebrate the excellent achievements of our LGBT members.”

CPD Consultation

The BSB has announced that in response to requests it has extended the deadline for the CPD consultation from the end of September to the end of October.

European Justice

Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the European Commission, gave the keynote address at a seminar on ‘Justice in Times of Austerity’, co-hosted by the Bar Council, the Criminal Bar Association, the Family Law Bar Association and the European Circuit of the Bar of England and Wales, in Lincoln’s Inn on June 20th. She spoke of the need to increase judicial co-operation across European judicial systems.