Frances Gibb

Frances Gibb

Frances Gibb is a journalist. She covered legal affairs for the The Times more than 30 years, where as legal editor she was responsible for daily news coverage, weekly law pages and student law supplements. She also launched and co-edited The Brief, the newspaper’s legal bulletin. Frances continues to write occasional pieces for The Times and is a visiting professor in the law school of the Open University.

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Dame Anne Rafferty: The art of legal life

Recently retired from the bench, the distinctive trailblazer talks to Frances Gibb about her life and career, COVID and criminal justice (including flat batteries at the Bar and the mood of the judges), and the shortage of women at the top

24 February 2021

Change of ministry

After ministering to the Bar’s professional needs for well over a decade Mark Hatcher is to devote himself to its spiritual and pastoral needs

22 August 2019
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The Spending Review

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

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