Chair's Column

New faces; old challenges; and short change for justice?

With Justice Week and the Spending Review ahead, Andrew Walker QC has high hopes of the Bar’s own AG and DPP – but Whitehall is not accounting for justice read more

Dare I mention B***it?

With the urgency to settle the UK’s negotiating position increasing and crunch time approaching, Andrew Walker QC reads the (legal) runes—what will Brexit mean for the Bar? read more

A range of experience, but common heritage

Four-Bar linkage: Andrew Walker QC on the value of support from fellow Bars in our quest for decent legal aid provision read more

Our future, our fight(s)

Putting the weight of the whole profession behind the Bar’s key causes, Andrew Walker QC highlights this month’s areas of concern read more

Fixing the shattered system

The future of the criminal Bar and of criminal justice are inseparably intertwined. The fight is for both, writes Andrew Walker QC read more

Public understanding and the value of justice

If we want to raise the value and funding of justice, more barristers talking directly to the public is key, argues Andrew Walker QC read more

The value of a strong and independent legal profession

Protecting endangered lawyers and the rule of law: Andrew Walker QC underlines the growing concerns and global initiatives read more

Passing the justice parcel

What are the consequences for the rule of law, judicial independence and court reform, asks Andrew Walker QC Clarke 28; Grayling 32; Gove 14; Truss 11; Lidington 7... read more

Managing our own destiny

QASA is dead, long live excellence. Time to fill the gap and control our own standards, writes Andrew Walker QC read more

A parting shot from the chair

Down with overnight emails and judicial micromanagement, let’s give our brilliant young advocates a chance, writes Andrew Langdon QC in his final column for Counsel So,... read more