Features

Immigration detention: the Bar speaks out

Amidst official inquiries, media exposes and NGO research condemning the UK’s immigration detention practices, lawyers’ accounts reveal a system riddled with injustice. Dr Anna Lindley ... read more

The challenge of expert evidence

Avoid the pitfalls of probabilistic reasoning and examine expert evidence with more confidence: Colin McCaul QC introduces new guidance from the Inns of Court College of Advocacy and the... read more

Catalonia, the referendum, the deposed leader and his EAW

Gemma Lindfield and Amelia Nice look behind the headlines at Spain’s extradition request of the ex-Catalan Leader and its subsequent withdrawal. Does the concept of ‘political offence’... read more

What price freedom of speech?

Democracy is undermined if we silence whistleblowing sources in the public sector, argues Lucie Wibberley, who reports on the key issues arising from the trial of prison officer Robert... read more

Book review: Walden of Bermondsey

Peter Murphy Foreword by His Honour Judge Nicholas Hilliard QC, The Recorder of London Publisher: No Exit Press, November 2017 Format: Paperback Extent: 416pp ISBN: 9780857301222 read more

Secret E-Diary

We all need direction sometimes Every year it seems to come around again with increasing speed.  read more

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

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