Derek Sweeting KC

Derek Sweeting KC

Derek Sweeting KC is Chair of the Bar for 2021. He is a silk at 7BR.

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Justice for all; a mighty cause

In the battle of ideas and values which the maintenance of the rule of law involves, lawyers remain in the frontline

03 December 2021

A lot more conversation, a lot more action

The forthcoming Race at the Bar report, and what the Bar Council is doing on the intersecting issues of race discrimination, equal opportunity and social mobility

01 November 2021

The Spending Review

A decade of cuts and the brutal pandemic have left courts and barristers struggling to cope – a bid for justice spending 

01 October 2021

A picture of the modern Bar

Signs of real change – more work to be done

01 September 2021

Standing up to bullies

Rare but real - the issue of judicial bullying

30 July 2021

Line of duty

Politically neutral, yet loud and clear – why standing on the sidelines is not an option

01 June 2021

Have your say

04 May 2021

Respect for the rule of law begins with lawyers

By Derek Sweeting QC

02 March 2021
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Time for change and investment

The Chair of the Bar sets out how the new government can restore the justice system

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