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Third woman for Supreme Court

Lady Justice Arden has been promoted to the Supreme Court, taking to three the number of female judges at the UK’s top court. read more

Harassment and bullying on the rise

One in five employed barristers and more than one in ten at the self-employed Bar have been harassed or bullied at work, according to a Bar Council report. read more

Poor pay behind advocacy dip

Advocacy standards have slipped but independent barristers are better than solicitor advocates and in-house counsel, judges told legal regulators. read more

Legal aid restored for unaccompanied child migrants in government U-turn

Legal aid for unaccompanied child migrants will be reinstated after a five-year legal battle between the government and a leading children’s charity. read more

ID to get into court

An ID scheme to help barristers avoid court security measures is to be tested. read more

London Pride 2018

Bar Chair Andrew Walker QC joined the new Law Society President Christina Blacklaws, CILEx President Millicent Grant and lawyers across the profession for the flagship Pride 2018 march in London... read more

Death of Official Solicitor

The Ministry of Justice announced the death of Alastair Pitblado, the Official Solicitor, aged 66 following a serious illness. read more

Legal aid victory

The High Court ruled that the Ministry of Justice’s decision to contract for fewer, larger housing solicitor duty desk schemes was ‘one that no reasonable decision-maker could reach’. read more

Turkey and Kuwait alerts

The Bar Human Rights Committee raised concerns over the fair trial rights of ten journalists and a lawyer being tried on terrorism charges in Turkey. read more

Criminal Bar votes to call off fee dispute but the fight goes on

Criminal barristers voted by a narrow margin to accept the government’s fee offer and end its protest action. read more

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