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Northern Powerhouses: Sally Harrison KC, Sam Hillas KC and Nikki Saxton KC

Jenna Lucas meets the financial remedy silks to find out how each forged their path to silk and brought led money work back to the Northern Bar – along with the responsibility that brings and the importance of a side hustle 

10 June 2024 / Jenna Lucas

On keeping the spark: Kirsty Brimelow KC

Lighting fires that cast unfairness into the shadows, creating history at home and abroad, and being comfortable with who you are – the remarkable criminal and international human rights barrister Kirsty Brimelow KC

08 March 2024 / Kirsty Brimelow KC

Black women at the Bar: challenges faced and a fairer future

Bibi Badejo reports from a packed Inns of Court Women’s Alliance event examining the experiences of Black women barristers and imparting crucial advice for Black women navigating the legal profession 

19 February 2024 / Bibi Badejo

Chair of the Bar 2024: Sam Townend KC

With the justice system still stretched to the limit, what are Sam Townend KC’s strategies and priorities for the Bar? Joshua Rozenberg KC (hon) finds out 

15 January 2024 / Joshua Rozenberg KC (hon)

‘Lawyers have much to contribute’: George Peretz KC

Anthony Inglese interviews George Peretz KC, the public law silk disseminating the law across Parliament and the media alongside his broad and organically grown practice 

11 December 2023 / Anthony Inglese CB

‘True equality alongside excellence’: Jason Pitter KC

The North Eastern Circuit Leader on his trailblazing career, turbulent early years of practice and his mission to equip all barristers, regardless of their characteristics, with the opportunity to thrive. Interview by Glenn Parsons  

13 November 2023 / Glenn Parsons

Reflections as LCJ: Lord Burnett of Maldon

The Lord Chief Justice 2017-23 reflects on the defining decisions of his six reforming years with six Lord Chancellors. Interview by Anthony Inglese 

11 October 2023 / Anthony Inglese CB

‘Talent on its own is not enough’: Barbara Mills KC

The Vice Chair-elect of the Bar talks to Michael V Sternberg KC about her election (and how she got there), why it is now time to raise the voice of the Family Bar, and her continued drive for equality, diversity and inclusion 

11 September 2023 / Michael V Sternberg KC KCFO

Barrister at heart: Nisha Katona

Not the first to switch between law and food, but Nisha Katona is a rarity, leaving at the height of her legal career and fast becoming a household name. The family barrister turned restaurateur talks to Sam Hillas KC

07 August 2023 / Sam Hillas KC

Speaking up: Charlotte Proudman

Charlotte Proudman talks about the impact of misogynistic online trolling on female lawyers and asks why this is being allowed to happen in plain sight

10 July 2023 / Dr Charlotte Proudman
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Justice at the polls

The Chair of the Bar launches a Manifesto for Justice as campaigning gets under way

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