Zen and the art of lawyers’ maintenance

Barrister and Buddhist Jo Shaw on mindfulness practice and the Bar Caveat lector: This article is “Not Bar”. It covers subjects such as emotions, looking after oneself and... read more

Taking the first step

Chris Quinn on why the Bar needs to get serious about wellbeing ... and how to get training Although it has not gained much coverage outside legal circles, the Bar Council... read more

Transferable skills

Mark Ellis tells Counsel how a barrister’s training has helped him realise his long-held ambition to become a writer When did you join the Bar? read more

Leaving the Bar: How I became a Tech CEO

Orlagh Kelly outlines her journey from family law barrister to global technology entrepreneur As a young student I dreamt of being in a courtroom, fighting for justice for... read more

Review: A matter for the jury

A matter for the jury Peter Murphy No Exit Press (2014); RRP £8.99 ISBN: 9781843442851 read more

Review: Richardson and Clark: Sexual Offences a Practitioner’s Guide

Richardson and Clark: Sexual Offences a Practitioner’s Guide Nigel Richardson and Peter Clark Bloomsbury (2014); RRP £70 ISBN:... read more

Lawyers Cricket World Cup 2016

“There never has been a team of such spirit in the history of cricket,” writes James Cartwright, tempting new recruits to the Bar’s team for the Australian Cup. The first... read more

Pension freedom

Andrew Johnston explains how the temporary pension relaxations under the Finance Act 2014 – which close on 5 April 2015 – apply to soon-to-be retirees. Looking back to... read more

Easy does it

Going it alone: for the barrister with a book inside them, author Mark McCrum offers a guide to self-publishing. I’ve written nine books under my own name, seven under... read more

The Kalisher Event

David Wurtzel reviews this year’s Kalisher event, a production of Witness for the Prosecution in Middle Temple Hall in May. There can be few better causes than the Kalisher... read more