The day legal trended

Like fintech, foodtech and martech, it’s a time of terrific flux in the legal industry, writes Simon Gittins from the 2017 Legal Geek Conference read more

All private practice barristers should publish their fees, says regulator

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has recommended that new rules on publishing fees should cover all self-employed barristers, in a bid to increase transparency for lay clients. read more

Radical training reforms could see end of dining and diminish role of Inns

The Bar’s regulator published proposals to provide more ‘innovative and flexible’ pupillages and remove barriers to the profession. read more

No to assisted death

A terminally ill man lost his fight to enable doctors to help him to end his own life. read more

Serious harm redefined

Libel claimants no longer need to show evidence of harm to their reputation, the Court of Appeal said, redefining the test in s 1(1) of the Defamation Act 2013. read more

Impact of social media

The Attorney General, Jeremy Wright QC, has called for evidence to assess the impact of social media on criminal cases and establish whether more reporting restrictions are required. read more

Blackstones v Archbold

The Criminal Bar Association is surveying members on whether Blackstones or Archbold should be the favoured textbook in criminal courts. read more

Wellbeing rewarded

To mark the first anniversary of the Wellbeing at the Bar website, the Bar Council has introduced a Certificate of Recognition for chambers able to demonstrate their commitment to promote... read more

BSB apology to QC

The Bar Standards Board issued an unprecedented public apology to Khawar Qureshi QC of London’s Serle Court for any ‘distress or prejudice resulting from errors and delay’ prior to its dismissal... read more

Torture definition ruled unlawful

Hundreds of torture victims have been wrongly locked up in immigration detention centres, the High Court ruled. read more