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Inspector in chief

Kevin McGinty’s Making it Fair report exposed how deep the disclosure failures ran. Here he talks to Anthony Inglese CB about the review, his early years and own characterful path to law... read more

Reaching for the stars: is social mobility hitting its stride?

Unmonied and painfully shy, 14-year-old northener Louise Brandon caught the Bar bug and proved naysayers wrong. She looks back on her own experience to assess how far the Bar has come in... read more

Is social mobility dead?

What’s your view on social mobility and its vital signs at the Bar? Michael Todd QC, Leslie Thomas QC, Alice de Coverley, Daisy Mortimer, Dr Tunde Okewale MBE, Sharon Laurence and James... read more

Extraordinary day in the life of…

In today’s conflicts where combatants fight by different rules, lawyers are a great asset to any commander, writes Flight Lieutenant Modu who shares a day in her life as an RAF legal... read more

The global jury #legaltech: crowdsourcing and big court data

Crowdsourcing court decisions? Will it ever take over from the pedigree and reputation of the Bar? By Simon Gittins read more

#TimesUp: calling it out at the Bar

Selena Plowden and Kate Brunner QC explain how all barristers, male and female, can harness the energy stemming from #MeToo, #TimesUp and #Callitout to speak out together against sexual... read more

Interview with Behind The Gown

A group of (initially) anonymous barristers took centre-stage at the height of #MeToo. Behind The Gown tells Alice de Coverley about its plans for a Bar revolution read more

Judicial conduct: when it goes wrong

Jo Delahunty QC considers transparency around complaints based on judicial behaviour and trial management; perceived judicial bullying of advocates and why much of it goes unchallenged... read more

Westminster Watch

All Westminster eyes on the bridge to Brexit and the Upper House was seen at its copper-bottomed best (not least Hope, Judge and Pannick), writes Mark Hatcher read more

Pro Bono Watch

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... read more

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