Legal Personality


Principle over policy: Dominic Grieve QC

Unsparing in his criticism, the former Attorney General reflects on recent events in government and his own experience of being chief legal adviser. 

Interview by Anthony Inglese CB 

26 March 2021 / Anthony Inglese CB

The international human rights jurist: Surya Subedi QC

The journey from a small village in Nepal to international law professor and UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights: Admas Habteslasie talks to Surya Subedi QC (Hon) 

19 March 2021 / Admas Habteslasie

Passing the Brief: Keina Yoshida interviews Karon Monaghan QC

Passing the Brief returns as Keina Yoshida chats with equality and human rights silk Karon Monaghan QC about the difficulties facing women at the Bar, 100 years of the ILO, and what's next for gender equality lawyers  

08 March 2021 / Keina Yoshida

Heather Hallett for IWD 2021: Making strides

To mark International Women’s Day 2021, Baroness Heather Hallett talks to Nina Tavakoli about her career, how tough life can be for women lawyers challenging prejudice and discrimination, and brighter paths ahead 

08 March 2021 / Nina Tavakoli

Beyond cold rationality: Sir Mark Hedley

Laurence Cooper in conversation with Sir Mark Hedley, discussing a historic trial by Zoom, original sin, and the importance of efficient court processes 

25 February 2021 / Laurence Cooper

‘Don’t be intimidated’: Dinah Rose QC

The early passion for open justice that brought her to the Bar, thrills and spills of advocacy, and seizing irresistible opportunities for the next chapter: Dinah Rose QC chats to Anthony Inglese 

25 February 2021 / Anthony Inglese CB

Dame Anne Rafferty: The art of legal life

Recently retired from the bench, the distinctive trailblazer talks to Frances Gibb  about her life and career, COVID and criminal justice (including flat batteries at the Bar and the mood of the judges), and the shortage of women at the top  

24 February 2021 / Frances Gibb

Master of the Universe: Adrian Berrill-Cox

Insights into the profession from the FCA lawyer and Outstanding Employed Barrister in Commerce and Industry 2020 Adrian Berrill-Cox, interviewed by Michael Harwood 

18 February 2021 / Michael Harwood

Advocacy for all: Alison Pickup

The Public Law Project’s Legal Director is still very much an advocate speaking up for others – at a time when the need for its work has intensified. Alison Pickup  talks to Charlotte Pope-Williams  about not leaving the Bar, pursuit of the perfect mix and the PLP’s reach during the pandemic

22 January 2021 / Charlotte Pope-Williams

From rhetoric to right: Klentiana Mahmutaj

Why admission to ‘the club’ is not enough: a UN mandate to give practical effect to the human right to development prompts a personal reflection on diversity and inclusivity at the Bar 

By Klentiana Mahmutaj  

22 January 2021 / Klentiana Mahmutaj
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