Absolute future

The future for a re-imagined Bar is bright, say Absolute Barrister founders Simon and Katy Gittins. They talk technology, fixed fees and family life with Aoife Drudy read more

Hype v Reality

Professor Katie Atkinson offers a reality check on legal tech: what’s workable now and on the horizon? read more

Bar course shake-up

David Wurtzel asks Derek Wood CBE QC the million dollar question: will the Inns re-enter the law school market and offer a cheaper and ‘radically innovative’ BPTC? read more

Bach to the future

Time for legal aid to break free from party political discourse? Yes, argues Lucie Wibberley, in light of the recommendations of the Bach Commission for a new Right to Justice Act read more

Flexible Operating Hours: all hope abandon

HMCTS has announced it is pausing the flexible operating hours pilots. Morwenna Macro, who petitioned against the plans, asks whether the controversial scheme should be abandoned altogether... read more

Unlocking funds, restoring balance

Vital funds for free legal support agencies need urgent restocking. Clare Carter explains how the Bar can help by seeking costs for all pro bono read more

In the eye of the storm

With the Bar’s invaluable pro bono, workers’ union IWGB packs a punch well above its weight as a key intervenor and ambitious litigator. Peter Oldham QC talks to its general secretary Jason... read more

Pro bono: in good health?

Pro bono is good for all. Amanda Finlay shines a light on some innovative examples, from ‘social prescribing’ of legal advice to educational outreach read more

The only way is ethics

Nicholas Goodwin QC outlines the updated witness preparation guidance from the Bar Council’s Ethics Committee, which confronts head on the ethical lines to be drawn and distills lessons for all... read more

Westminster Watch

Mark Hatcher reports on the parallel universe of the party conferences – is the writing off the wall for the Tories as Labour appears to steal a march on legal aid? read more