Grania Langdon-Down

Grania Langdon-Down

Grania is a freelance legal journalist. Former Press Association crime and legal affairs correspondent, Grania now writes for The Times law section, legal magazines and legal websites, including LexisNexis.

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Interview with Baroness Blackstone

Grania Langdon-Down meets Baroness Blackstone who brings a reputation for blunt speaking from her formidable 50 year-plus career in education, politics and public service to her new role as chair of the Bar Standards Board

01 June 2018

Team dynamics: the barrister/solicitor relationship

Power shift? Grania Langdon-Down investigates the changing nature of legal relations as competition, scale of litigation, legal aid cuts and growth of in-house advocates affect how cases are run

20 February 2018

Ringside seat

Mel Nebhrajani started out at the Bar but was soon hooked on a career where law and politics collide. Here she talks to Grania Langdon-Down about how the ‘diversity story’ should be about the resilience, insight and talent of BAME lawyers – not ‘powerless victims’

Q How did you find life at the Chancery Bar as a young, female and Asian lawyer?

21 March 2017

Bar mental health

Is the Bar doing enough to help protect barristers’ wellbeing? Grania Langdon-Down investigates the initiatives for change

With the launch in May of a cross-profession taskforce to support mental health and wellbeing in the legal community, is the Bar doing enough to help protect barristers?

27 June 2016
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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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