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‘Firming’ up the Bar

‘Firming’ up the Bar

A chambers... in a law firm? The in-house advocacy model re-imagined: Sahar Farooqi and Jonathan Robinshaw explain how it works and where it sits under the Bar umbrella

26 March 2021 / Sahar Farooqi / Jonathan Robinshaw
Secondments: a win/win?

Secondments: a win/win?

Why 2021 could be a boom time for secondments and a boon for the Bar. By Jamie Clack and Elliott Rogers

24 March 2021 / Jamie Clack / Elliott Rogers
Bar to boardroom: so you want to work in-house?

Bar to boardroom: so you want to work in-house?

More than ever, members of the Bar are thinking about in-house roles. How to choose the right job, maximise your chances of securing it, and shine at interview. By Richard Tapp

22 March 2021 / Richard Tapp
Rising up the rankings: an insider's guide

Rising up the rankings: an insider's guide

Daniel Kidd lifts the lid on the often-misunderstood legal directory submissions process and explores ways in which chambers and barristers can optimise their ranking strategies

12 March 2021 / Daniel Kidd
Is your ambition driving you in the right direction?

Is your ambition driving you in the right direction?

The problem with ambition is when we tie it to the wrong destination... something with which lawyers commonly struggle, says Helen Conway

25 February 2021 / Helen Conway
When wigs become masks

When wigs become masks

Are high achievers their own worst enemies when it comes to self-doubt? Nikki Alderson offers ten strategies to help you overcome imposter syndrome and achieve your goals

25 February 2021 / Nikki Alderson
Silk cut?

Silk cut?

Tim Collins explains how to make the cut and not be blunted

25 February 2021 / Tim Collins
Setting up a direct access practice

Setting up a direct access practice

As the pandemics influence on practice bites,Andrew Granville Stafford,Maria Scotland and DanielShenSmithoutline the key requirements that apply to public access work, the direct-client experience and advice on effective marketing

Going solo

Going solo

For those contemplating the move to sole practitioner: Steven Gasztowicz QC and Susan Jones outline the key considerations when re-orientating your practice

15 January 2021 / Steven Gasztowicz QC / Susan Jones
Enhance your chambers-solicitor relationships

Enhance your chambers-solicitor relationships

All relationships take work, not least those between chambers and solicitors. Danny Chapman shares some practice-enhancing tips (and food for thought for your next practice review) for new business generation and client retention

30 November 2020 / Danny Chapman
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A career in governance

Making a move from the Bar to a career in governance: Maria Brookes outlines three good reasons to switch and how to do it

Barristers required by international law firm

Chambers People:Exciting and Novel Opportunity

Barristers of the digital future

Ins Rivera explains how speech recognition can help barristers create accurate documentation faster

Chambers People

Calling all barristers... are you considering a move?

Doughty Street Chambers

Doughty Street Chambers is delighted to announce the appointment of Emma Goodall, Maya Sikand, Jamie Burton and Adam Straw to Queen's Counsel

Castle Gate Chambers

Castle Gate Chambers congratulate Andrew Vout QC on his appointment to Silk.