David Wurtzel

David Wurtzel

David practised at the criminal Bar for 27 years and is a door tenant at 18 Red Lion Court. Prior to his retirement, he was a consultant in the CPD department at City Law School and consultant editor of Counsel. David is a member of the Counsel Editorial Board.

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Barristers’ working lives 2021

The 2021 survey of barristers’ working lives explores the lived experience of working as a barrister – and you want change!

By David Wurtzel

23 December 2021

Book review: Second Helpings

By Simon Brown

Marble Hill Publishers (Hardback, February 2021) ISBN 9781838303617 
Reviewed by David Wurtzel

22 April 2021

Enemies of the People? How Judges Shape Society

By Joshua Rozenberg  

Bristol University Press 2020

ISBN 9781529204506

Reviewed by David Wurtzel

14 December 2020

Book review: Talking Law, a Women in the Law UK Book

By Sally Penni

Independently published (March 2020), ISBN 979-8603267661, Paperback (295 pages)

Reviewed by David Wurtzel

19 May 2020

Book review: Playing off the Roof and Other Stories

By Simon Brown, Marble Hill Publishers (February 2020) ISBN 9781527254268. Reviewed by David Wurtzel

16 April 2020

Who gets silk? 2019

Celebrating the 114 new silks – plus forensic analysis of the 2019 cohort and what it says about equality of opportunity in the profession and health of the Bar –by David Wurtzel

23 January 2020

The Modern Bar: our work and our role

Reports from the Annual and Young Bar Conference 2019

18 December 2019
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Theatre review: [BLANK] by Alice Birch

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Clean Break

Running until 30 November 2019 at the Donmar Theatre

18 November 2019

Prison rehab: Lucy Frazer QC MP

Amid Brexit and tumultuous parliamentary times, the QC turned MP and new Minister of State for prisons and probation outlines the approach to prisoner places, rehabilitation and rebuilding public trust

23 September 2019

Book review: Judge Walden: Call the Next Case

Judge Walden: call the next case

Author: Peter Murphy

Publisher: No Exit Press

ISBN: 9780857302977

19 July 2019
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