Roger Toulson 1946 – 2017

Mark Cannon pays tribute to Lord Toulson and his great contribution to the law In Willers v Joyce [2016] UKSC 43 & 44 Lord (Roger) Toulson said: ‘The common... read more

Mentoring on the Western Circuit

The first Circuit-based mentoring scheme for women barristers is building confidence and camaraderie. Kate Brunner QC explains what sets it apart The Bar may appear to be... read more

Common heritage

With European links under pressure, HELP is at hand to preserve shared values grounded in respect for human rights and the rule of law. Guy Vassall-Adams QC reports These... read more

The employed spectrum (2)

Counsel talks to Gifty Edila who forged an award-winning career in local government despite encountering early prejudices at the Bar Q What drew you to the Bar initially,... read more

For the many, not the few

Access to the courts is a constitutional right and employment tribunal fees unlawful: Caspar Glyn QC relays the inspirational Supreme Court decision in UNISON v Lord Chancellor... read more

Finding truth but learning lessons?

Quick to establish inquiries, are we getting any better at acting on their recommendations? Tom Kark QC and Polly Dyer consider the efficacy of the modern public inquiry system... read more

Restoring confidence

Judge-led inquiries are a vital tool for accountability and politicians must set an example in this age of mass-media attack, argues Khawar Qureshi QC Anyone who wishes to... read more

The pull of Islamic finance

The fertile fields of Islamic finance and banking in Britain have a growing relationship with English contract law and ADR. By Scott Morrison Shari’a-compliant financing... read more

Making the ascent

Sir Daniel Bethlehem QC shares his route from Bar basecamp to all-round public international lawyer with Anthony Inglese ‘It’s helpful when teaching public international... read more

Breaking the silence

A woman who defied death threats to give evidence in a landmark ‘honour killing’ case turned trainer when agencies failed to learn lessons from the case. By James Keeley A... read more