The hour calls for optimism

Vocal on the onslaught of flexible operating hours and the perennial issue of fees, Angela Rafferty QC is determined that a diverse and collegiate criminal Bar will flourish. The CBA Chair shares her... read more


As poor decision-making by authorities forces more people to turn to courts or tribunals for remedy, Jess Campbell explains the difficulties faced by LiPs read more

Westminster Watch

Mark Hatcher examines the issues ahead, as Theresa et al teeter towards Brexit on the Westminster tightrope without the critical parliamentary safety net read more

Problems of uncertainty with endeavours clauses

This article analyses that part of the judgment of Leggatt J in Astor Management AG v Atalaya Mining plc which deals with the enforcement of an “all reasonable endeavours” obligation to... read more

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