Westminster Watch

As the new year beckons, Mark Hatcher takes a timely look back over 2017 for clues as to what might happen in the village of Westminster over the coming year read more

Advocate for an engaged profession

Acutely aware of the economic realities facing the profession, Andrew Walker QC, Chair of the Bar for 2018, talks to Mary Cowe about his plans to lead and develop the Bar during his term... read more

Zero tolerance

There must be zero tolerance on sexual harassment at the Bar, writes Andrew Langdon QC Sexual harassment must not be tolerated at the Bar, or in any other walk of... read more

Being LGBT+ at the Bar

Findings from a survey of the LGBT+ Bar make for hard reading, say Steven Vaughan and Marc Mason who outline what we know and what needs to be done As a gay... read more

#MeToo & due process

#MeToo has been a powerful force for good but in the court of social media, ‘I don’t know’ could be the fairest verdict of all, writes The Secret Barrister An old... read more

EU Withdrawal Bill and judicial review: are we ready?

Angus McCullough QC considers the role of judicial review as the EU Withdrawal Bill is enacted, and after Brexit day has dawned A flash-back to 1980: the first series of... read more

LPP to have and have not

Anthony Philpott tests legal professional privilege principles against recent case law as in-house lawyers become closer to business operations In Ernest Hemmingway’s novel... read more

Film review: Paddington 2: life in the hostile environment

Immigration barrister Colin Yeo reviews Paddington 2 Warning: contains spoilers – and information about the plot too read more

Book review: ‘Madam, Where Are Your Mangoes?’ An Episodic Memoir

Sir Desmond de Silva Publisher: Quartet Books (September 2017) ISBN-13: 978-0704374423 read more

Secret E-Diary

What’s in a name? ‘Actually, I take it as a compliment. Diva is a derivative of divine. That’s quite a title to carry around.’ – Calista Flockhart read more