There is an entire industry that has sprung up to advise those applying for Silk, but what they might not have told you is that doing pro bono work is a very good place to start. Laurent Sykes QC joins Jess Campbell in Pro Bono Watch this month to tell you how it works
Jess Campbell provides an overview of pro bono work countrywide, reviews a successful National Pro Bono Week and issues an appeal for Gift Aid declarations
Since my last column (October 2015), Bar Pro Bono Unit (BPBU) staff have travelled across England and Wales: to the Legal Wales Conference in Cardiff, to the Civil Justice Council and Ministry of Justice meetings in Norwich and Bristol, and given talks in Birmingham, Newcastle and Nottingham, to name but a few.
In the first of her quarterly columns for Counsel, the new Chief Executive of the Bar Pro Bono Unit, Jess Campbell, introduces herself
Making a move from the Bar to a career in governance: Maria Brookes outlines three good reasons to switch and how to do it
Inés Rivera explains how speech recognition can help barristers create accurate documentation faster
What should barristers be doing on the personal finance front ahead of the end of the tax year on 5 April? Julian Morgan of Fleet Street Wealth answers your questions
Are you ready to embark on this arduous but potentially rewarding journey? Julie Gottlieb of Sherwood PSF Consulting provides a self-examination checklist, hints and tips to help you prepare for a future application
A day in the life of the junior criminal barrister/Twitter sensation who is currently on maternity leave with her second child while her husband is away on a lengthy military tour of duty
A fictionalised account of hidden battles during an ordinary court day. By Rehna Azim
The law is broken. Help us prove it, writes Rohini Teather
Now in its third year, the Bar Pro Bono Awards is already a firm fixture in the legal awards calendar. Read the inspirational stories behind the awards...