Best books, top tracks, fabulous films, artistic authorities and an essential: Counsel invites barristers to share the cultural influences in their lives. In this issue, we talk to Lynne Townley, who is the new Chair of the Association of Women Barristers. Lynne is currently teaching on the Bar Professional Training Course at City Law School, University of London. She is also a trustee of a charity campaigning against honour-based abuse and forced marriage. Lynne has recently appeared in court as a cultural expert witness in relation to the operation of familial codes of honour.