Catherine Baksi

Catherine Baksi

Catherine Baksi @legalhackette worked as criminal and immigration barrister before becoming a journalist. Previously a reporter at the Law Gazette, she is now a freelance legal affairs journalist and writes for The TimesThe Guardian and a range of other legal publications including Counsel. She is the author of the website Legal Hackette’s Brief.

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The future of Bar training is already here

Following a five-year review, three consultations and concerted efforts to make it more evenly distributed, the new age of education begins in autumn 2020 – Catherine Baksi's guide to the regime and its providers

13 March 2020

All change

Catherine Baksi takes a look at how chambers are adapting to a pressured and competitive environment

Despite the myriad of pressures on the Bar, the number of barristers and chambers from which they practise has grown in recent years. 

24 October 2016

The digital drive

Catherine Baksi considers whether lawyers, judges, courts and clients are ready for a digital revolution, the drivers for change, and impact on access to justice

Bulging briefs tied with yards of pink tape and clerks struggling to control errant trollies laden with storage boxes containing dozens of lever arch files – this traditional view of English courts business is to be confined to the history books.

27 June 2016
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The Chair of the Bar launches a Manifesto for Justice as campaigning gets under way

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