Stress at the Bar

Hilary Tilby discusses the dangers of using alcohol and drugs as coping mechanisms for dealing with a stressful practice and highlights the help at hand When you are subject to long-term stress, the... read more

From the Bar to the small screen

Mark Pallis, Legal and Historical Consultant to “Garrow’s Law”, on how he has used his legal background to good effect The origins for “Garrow’s Law: Tales from the Old Bailey”, shown on BBC One in... read more

Revelry in the Inns of Court

Revelry has played a large role in the entertainment activities of the Inns since medieval times, writes Anthony Arlidge QC. The Inns of Court have a long tradition of... read more

A Winemaker’s Life …

Patricia Atkinson explains the joy of being a winemaker in the Dordogne. On the morning of 3 September as your alarm clocks roused you from your beds for another day at the... read more

Wining & Dining in the Inns

Counsel’s reviewers partake in the fare provided by the Inns of Court’s bars and restaurants. St Clements Cafe & Bar, Middle Temple read more


Overcoming a multitude of visa problems, teams of lawyers with a passion for cricket from twelve mostly Commonwealth jurisdictions gathered in Cambridge on 26 July for an eight day tournament,... read more

Letters: Crime Writers

Dear Editor Can I thank Sunil Tailor for the very interesting article on fictional barrister sleuths which appeared in the August issue of Counsel (“The Crime Writers” pp 24-26). I’m sure it will... read more

A Sussex Summer

Martin Bowley QC reviews the 2009 season read more

Treading the Boards

“Getting on Board”, a charity who places professionals on the governance board of local organisations, has seen a surge in applicants from the Bar. Paul Rand explains what new trustee volunteers can... read more

The Crime Writers

The Crime Writers The skills a barrister acquires and the atmospheric backdrop of the Inns of Court have been fully utilised by barristers writing legal-detective fiction, finds Sunil Tailor read more