Nick Vineall KC

Nick Vineall KC

Nick Vineall KC is the Chair of the Bar 2023. Previously, he was Joint Head of Chambers at 4 Pump Court and sat as a Deputy High Court Judge. Nick practises in commercial, construction and financial services law.

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Open justice

Nick Vineall KC, John Battle KC (Hon) and Sophie Caseley look at the state of play on Open Justice and some of the key points raised by the Bar Council in its campaign for increased transparency

12 December 2023

The timing of call

The long-term future of our profession depends on us finding the right stage to call people to the Bar, say Nick Vineall KC and Fallon Alexis

08 December 2023

Farewell – and welcome to Sam Townend KC

Looking back on a year as Chair of the Bar

08 December 2023

Gatekeeping – not for us

Countering the gatekeeper agenda, troubling news on earnings disparities, spreading best practice in chambers, Pro Bono Week 2023, and the Rules of War

13 November 2023

When should we call people to the Bar – and other challenges for the Bar of 2043

Why timing of call is key for the future, recent developments on social mobility, social media and our international work, and please cast your vote in our elections

04 October 2023

Justice in the news

The news agenda has kept the Bar Council busy over summer; efficient regulatory investigations need our cooperation; and please consider standing for election

11 September 2023

Steps forward

A social mobility stocktake, some political impetus at last on criminal justice, civility on legal Twitter, and the importance of taking a proper break this summer

07 August 2023

Work on universal issues

Efforts to tackle environmental threats and fixed recoverable costs, menopause at the Bar, and engagement further afield

10 July 2023

Engaging with lawyers, legislation and reform

The Chair of the Bar congratulates Barbara Mills KC, visits the NE Circuit, tackles reforms and promotes professional ethics

12 June 2023

Building a better future

This month the Bar Council is focused on evidence, investment and the rule of law

04 May 2023
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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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