Legal Personality


Lessons learnt: A barrister’s personal development

In a profession which can be attached to, and defined by, archaic stereotypes, how to be yourself, explore new areas and own your own time? Here are Lennart Poulsen's 'lessons learnt'...

08 October 2021 / Lennart Poulsen

Treasury Solicitor: Susanna McGibbon

With a mission statement to ‘help the government govern well, within the rule of law’, what are the priorities for the Treasury Solicitor now leading the GLD? Susanna McGibbon talks to Anthony Inglese

06 October 2021 / Anthony Inglese CB

Eyes wide open: the DA Commissioner, Nicole Jacobs

Two years in, the first Domestic Abuse Commissioner for England and Wales talks to Natasha Isaac about getting the sector from survival to thrive mode, the critical role of IDVAs and ISVAs, and her desire to work with the Bar

01 October 2021 / Natasha Isaac

Can the Bar deal with The Change?

Shifting the taboo, two silks talk about the menopause, its impact on women at the Bar and the need for a profession-wide rethink. By Lyndsey de Mestre QC and Brie Stevens-Hoare QC


Lessons learnt: The tipping point

Cultural change is actually just a numbers game – joining the dots and wearing the pin. Chris Gutteridge's lessons learnt...

13 September 2021 / Chris Gutteridge

My transparency journey: Lucy Reed

We have a lot to learn from those who have lived their lives under the scrutiny of the family court. One of the first family law bloggers, Lucy Reed looks back on the past 14 years

13 September 2021 / Lucy Reed

Breaking barriers: Cherie Blair QC

The multi-faceted barrister bringing entrepreneurial spirit to her life, career and charitable work chats to Desiree Artesi about how we can break more barriers at the Bar

13 September 2021 / Desiree Artesi

A bridge not too far

Bridging the Bar (BTB) is opening up the Bar to people from non-traditional backgrounds. BTB mentor, Laurence Cooper and his mentee, Jake Acock chat about the mentoring scheme

01 September 2021 / Laurence Cooper

Lola‑Rose Avery: Baby barrister

The pandemic and widespread introduction of remote hearings has been an interesting start to a career at the Bar: Lola-Rose Avery shares a day in her life

30 August 2021 / Lola-Rose Avery

Attorney General: Michael Ellis QC MP

From Northampton’s criminal Bar to top legal officer: Michael Ellis, the UK’s first ever maternity leave minister, talks to Anthony Inglese CB about living up to type, getting ‘good things done within the law’, and what he thinks about judges

01 August 2021 / Anthony Inglese CB
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A decade of cuts and the brutal pandemic have left courts and barristers struggling to cope – a bid for justice spending 

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