Athena Markides

Athena Markides

Athena is a barrister at Crown Office Chambers, and has a common law and commercial practice. She is also a member of the Bar Council. Athena was Chair of the Young Barristers’ Committee Chair for 2019.

Articles by this author

Handling pressure: during the best and worst of times

Stress and uncertainty have always been part of the pressure-cooker of life at the Bar – all the more so amid the enormities of COVID-19. Tapping into our collegial spirit, a silk, two junior counsel and a pupil share their own strategies

26 May 2020

Troubleshooting tips for the junior Bar

Taking stock of your practice, planning for the future and adjusting the way you work is one way to make use of interrupted times. Athena Markides grilled a panel, one famously secret, at the Bar Conference for their advice

16 April 2020

Starting out: part 2

In the second of this two-part finance guide for the self-employed Bar, the Young Barristers’ Committee looks at payment term

Part 1 of this finance guide discussed payment terms, working with your clerks, and the steps you should take to ensure that your work is correctly billed (Counsel, July 2016, p 20). 

25 July 2016
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Earnings, reform and engagement

The new Bar Council earnings report presents a collective challenge for the self-employed Bar, remote hearings are changing and Bar Conference is back next month

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