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Silks Day 2024

On 18 March 2024, the official ceremony took place at Westminster Hall where the successful applicants in the 2023 competition were formally sworn in as King’s Counsel. Here’s a flavour of the special day and congratulations to all

15 April 2024

Lessons learnt: Breaking through traditions – and creating new ones

From Africa to the Bar of England and Wales, and expertly navigating its challenges. Head of chambers Ayesha Hasan shares her lessons learnt 

11 March 2024 / Ayesha Hasan

On keeping the spark: Kirsty Brimelow KC

Lighting fires that cast unfairness into the shadows, creating history at home and abroad, and being comfortable with who you are – the remarkable criminal and international human rights barrister Kirsty Brimelow KC

08 March 2024 / Kirsty Brimelow KC

IWD24: Rise of a RASSO counsel

If we fail to nurture women’s collective talent, half the population of this country will not be properly represented – from the junior Criminal Bar right up to the senior Judiciary. We cannot let all the hard work be undone, says Tana Adkin KC on International Women's Day 

08 March 2024 / Tana Adkin KC

IWD24: Women at the helm – Hannah Markham KC and Mary Prior KC

Marking International Women's Day, Will Tyler KC interviews two female silks at the helm of two huge specialist Bar associations about their lives and careers – finding a common theme both to their success and the challenges facing their respective Bars

08 March 2024 / Will Tyler KC

In the thick of it: Caroline Croft

GLD barrister Caroline Croft, one of the largest legal heads in the country, tells Anthony Inglese what drew her to public law and politics 

19 February 2024 / Anthony Inglese CB

Chair of the Bar 2024: Sam Townend KC

With the justice system still stretched to the limit, what are Sam Townend KC’s strategies and priorities for the Bar? Joshua Rozenberg KC (hon) finds out 

15 January 2024 / Joshua Rozenberg KC (hon)

The great human reward

‘Junior of the North’, Jennifer Devans-Tamakloe reflects on her experience of participating in the strike action of 2022 and rewards of being a criminal barrister 

15 January 2024 / Jennifer Devans-Tamakloe

An alderwoman and a barrister

Martha Grekos on the pull of civic responsibility, City of London regeneration, and getting more women into politics and governance 

15 January 2024 / Martha Grekos

Lessons learnt: The long game

‘Anything that helps women juggle their family commitments and remain at the Bar is surely a good thing’ – media law barrister Hannah Ready shares her lessons learnt 

15 January 2024 / Hannah Ready
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Justice at the polls

The Chair of the Bar launches a Manifesto for Justice as campaigning gets under way

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