Inquisitorialism: a search for truth?

The Secret Barrister wears a black cape, fights crime and shares with Counsel an extract from their much-anticipated book on the criminal... read more

Myths and Money: Social Mobility and our Profession

By Sir Paul Jenkins KCB QC Reprinted with the kind permission of The Middle Templar (Michaelmas 2017 edition) read more

Sir Paul Jenkins KCB QC—a tribute

Tributes have poured in following the untimely passing of Sir Paul Jenkins KCB QC, former Treasury Solicitor and Treasurer of Middle Temple. read more

Westminster Watch

Mark Hatcher weighs the value of select committees’ ‘pester power’ in securing positive change – not least for the Bar. Why then so little scrutiny of their impact? read more

The only way is ethics

Stephen Kenny QC addresses the legal and ethical considerations when offering student placements and Melanie Mylvaganam asks whether you’re travelling ethically: tips on keeping your... read more

Time to GDPR

Ready to GDPR? If not, think: technical disruption; embarrassment; delays to completing work; and large fines. In a new column, the IT Panel goes back to basics read more

Secret E-Diary

The self-employed know a real illness read more

Gender at the Bar and fair access to work (1)

Are female juniors being given fair access to the most serious, complex (and lucrative) cases? A Supreme Court same-sex litigation team study and published data suggest not, finds HHJ... read more

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