Melissa Coutinho

Melissa Coutinho

Melissa Coutinho is a lawyer for the Government Legal Service An accredited arbitrator, qualified PPM practitioner and a magistrate, she also writes and lectures on medical products and their regulation.

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All Bar None: Annual Bar & Young Bar Conference 2018

Access, development and diversification

13 December 2018

Book review: Missing

28 November 2018

Employed Bar Award Winners 2018

The vital work of the in-house barristers was recognised at the second Bar Council Employed Bar Awards ceremony. Melissa Coutinho profiles today’s employed practice and quizzes the winners

28 September 2018

Employed Bar Award Winners 2017

Meet the employed Bar’s crown jewels, recognised in the new Bar Council awards at the Tower of London

05 October 2017

AI: threat or benefit?

Melissa Coutinho explores the impact of AI on legal practice

27 June 2017
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Annual Bar Conference 2016: Closing address

The closing keynote was given by the President of the Malaysian Bar, Steven Thiruneelakandan. 

21 November 2016
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Annual Bar Conference 2016: Keynote address

The keynote address was given by the Rt Hon Sir Ernest Ryder, Senior President of Tribunals. 

21 November 2016

Annual Bar Conference 2016: Opening keynote

Chantal-Aimée Doerries QC, Chairman of the Bar

In her speech at the 31st Bar & Young Bar Conference, held at the Westminster Plaza Hotel, on Saturday 15 October 2016, Chantal-Aimée Doerries QC, Chairman of the Bar, highlighted the profession’s ability, and enthusiasm, for innovation. 

21 November 2016
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Annual Bar Conference 2016: How to make the most of new work opportunities

Understanding outsourcing, secondments and other non-traditional ways of working

With a title like this, it was not surprising that there was a good turnout for the morning session run by the Ethics Committee, with practitioners at every stage of their careers represented.

17 November 2016
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Chair’s Column

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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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