Frances Gibb

Frances Gibb

Frances Gibb is a journalist and former legal editor of The Times.

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Judges on populist politics

In a new video-podcast series, Frances Gibb asks some of the most senior former judges about their time in office, their key decisions and dealings with ministers

20 March 2024

Milestone at the Bar: Harry Hodgkin

Frances Gibb talks to the CEO of what could become the largest chambers in England and Wales after an injection of private equity

10 July 2023

Aldeburgh and Crabbe, poet of the poor

‘To talk about Crabbe is to talk about England…’ Frances Gibb explains how a fascination with the poet behind Peter Grimes and his love-hate relationship with the Suffolk coastal town spawned a lockdown book

18 August 2022

The clerk’s tale: David Grief

From writing fee notes under gas lamps to forging international opportunities for the Commercial Bar; David Grief's half-century career demonstrates how the role of the clerk has changed beyond recognition. Interview by Frances Gibb

28 January 2022

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. Interview by Frances Gibb

22 August 2019
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Earnings, reform and engagement

The new Bar Council earnings report presents a collective challenge for the self-employed Bar, remote hearings are changing and Bar Conference is back next month

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