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.

Articles by this author

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

The learning curve: DPP Max Hill QC

Learning from its mistakes, disclosure is now ‘front and centre’ at the CPS and case file quality paramount, says the new DPP. Four months in, he has clear goals for the service while boosting internal morale and public trust

20 March 2019

Who gets silk 2018?

Congratulations to the 108! As our new QCs prepare for the silk ceremony, we dive into the pool to see what’s the most influential factor for success, after an individual’s own effort

26 February 2019

Viewpoints: Lord Justice Singh

From American legal thinking to classics and great literary speeches, Lord Justice Singh discusses his influences and principles

26 February 2019

Empirical vision: Professor Cheryl Thomas QC

New terms of engagement: the first Dean of Education at Inner Temple, whose research on juries, judges and courts continues to break ground, turns her empirical eye towards a fresh vision of lifelong learning for the Bar

12 January 2019
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All Bar None: Annual Bar & Young Bar Conference 2018

Access, development and diversification

13 December 2018
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Chair’s Column

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Justice at the polls

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

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