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Leadership and teamworking

Leadership and teamworking

James Pereira KC on the collaborative essence of a barrister’s role and five practical tools to make us all better leaders and team-players 

13 May 2024 / James Pereira KC
ChatGPT in chambers

ChatGPT in chambers

Used wisely, ChatGPT can become part of a chambers’ daily toolkit to maximise efficiency, practice development and EDI, says Rowan Caffull  

13 May 2024 / Rowan Caffull
Rebuild your practice

Rebuild your practice

Juliette Levy, Shazia Akhtar and Graham Denholm share some tips for barrister returners after a leave of absence or a career move 

Getting juniors on their feet

Getting juniors on their feet

Creating advocacy opportunities for juniors is now the expectation but not always easy to put into effect. Tom Mitcheson KC distils developing best practice from the Patents Court initiative already bearing fruit 

15 April 2024 / Tom Mitcheson KC
Silk’s unsung heroes: assessor FAQs

Silk’s unsung heroes: assessor FAQs

Let’s hear it for the assessors, says Dame Anne Rafferty of the KC Selection Panel. And to make silk assessors’ lives a little easier when applicants come calling in May, Dame Anne fields some commonly asked questions 

15 April 2024 / Dame Anne Rafferty
Fair recruitment at the Bar

Fair recruitment at the Bar

Ensuring recruitment processes are fair, and free from bias, is essential to drive diversity at the Bar. Bindi Dholakia and Rachel Krys examine the theory and practice 

19 February 2024 / Bindi Dholakia / Rachel Krys
Taking silk – an employed barrister’s perspective

Taking silk – an employed barrister’s perspective

Heidi Stonecliffe KC talks frankly about her route to silk and why, as Chair of the Employed Barristers’ Committee for 2024, she wants to see greater visibility, progression and recognition for employed barristers 

12 February 2024 / Heidi Stonecliffe KC
Applying for silk in 2024

Applying for silk in 2024

Monisha Shah, Chair of the King’s Counsel Selection Panel, gives an insight into the silk selection process and outlines a new condensed timetable for 2024 

12 February 2024 / Monisha Shah
Providing your best evidence at a KC selection interview

Providing your best evidence at a KC selection interview

The King's Counsel Selection Panel wants you to be confident that you are well prepared and can demonstrate your skills and experience to the best of your ability at the interview. This guide, written by King's Counsel Appointments, is to help you understand how a competency-based interview is conducted and how to prepare yourself for the interview

08 February 2024 / King's Counsel Appointments
Who gets pupillage?

Who gets pupillage?

The Bar Council crunches the data to tell the real story of who gets pupillage... and when 

15 January 2024 / The Bar Council
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Record pupillage numbers

Pupillage offers hit new record exceeding pre-pandemic levels, Bar Council report finds

Senior Crown Prosecutor

What’s it like being a Senior Crown Prosecutor? Stuart Page describes what drew him to the role, the skills required, and a typical day in the life

Q&A with The Barrister Group

Harry Hodgkin, CEO of The Barrister Group, gives an insight into Chambers' core principles and the individual barrister's experience

CPS in Top 10 Employers for Working Families

Congratulations to the Crown Prosecution Service – a Top 10 Employer for Working Families 2023

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Shorten the journey into the boardroom with CGIUKI’s Fast Track

With the explosion of interest in governance and the growing need to be multi-skilled to keep career options open, adding an extra string to your bow is not without its merits. The Chartered Governance Institute UK Ireland (CGIUKI) Fast Track for the Chartered Governance Qualifying Programme could be ideal for experienced professionals to reach chartered governance status

42BR's state-of-the-art move

42BR Barristers announces move to modern new premises in Staple Inn