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

Secret E-Diary

Working in August isn’t all bad 'My favourite Nice restaurant is in the market. It's open mainly for the market people, and shuts in August.'  – Mary Quant read more

The only way is ethics

More change is afoot in the world of money laundering. Christopher Convey explains how this affects the Bar. Will counsel assist the court? Ed Vickers QC outlines new guidance on court... read more

PUPILLAGE SPECIAL: Who supervises the supervisors?

Guy Fetherstonhaugh QC and Simon O’Toole assess the Pupillage Supervisor Network one year on and offer a view on pupillage regulation The Bar may be forgiven for thinking... read more