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
An update by Rachel Cooper of Coram Chambers
There is still time to submit your entries for the LexisNexis Legal Awards 2022, with entries closing on Friday 26 November!
Leading alcohol testing provider AlphaBiolabs is now offering SmartMobile™, a new and highly innovative portable breath alcohol testing device with a built-in camera for personal identification, as well as optional GPS tracking capabilities.
Like it or loathe it, admin is a part of work and life but it can start to dominate and feel a burden. Here is a checklist of tips to help you feel calm about your inbox, from the virtual assistants who keep barristers organised
Upskilling courts with a more forensic approach to domestic abuse, Professor Monckton-Smith talks to Laurence Cooper about her groundbreaking research, identifying patterns of coercive control and use of the homicide timeline
Dropping hearings into Zoom is not the end game, writes Professor Richard Susskind OBE
Racial disparity and racism can impact experiences in the courtroom; Abimbola Johnson has some constructive solutions on how we can effectively challenge it
Zira Hussain shares a family barristers day in the life breaking barriers, turning disadvantage into advantage, and fighting for abuse victims