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Michael Scott’s reflections on complaints handling

David Etherington KC talks to Michael Scott about his experiences as Lay Complaints’ Commissioner for the Bar 1997-2006 

13 November 2023 / David Etherington KC

Standing out in the online legal crowd

Fifty chambers’ websites have been analysed and the results are in… Tim Sheed reveals design trends and opportunities to differenitiate 

13 November 2023 / Tim Sheed

Develop an international practice

Growing your junior practice via international conference and how to fund the trip: Daria Gleyze, Emile Simpson and Sajid Suleman share what they gained from the ChBA BVI Conference 

13 November 2023 / Daria Gleyze / Emile Simpson / Sajid Suleman

Appraisals as a tool for change

Don Turner explains how a good staff appraisal system can bring growth to your practice team, align it with chambers’ goals and help tackle any difficult components 

13 November 2023 / Donald Turner

30 years of Keble: a legacy in advocacy

As the Keble Dutton advanced advocacy course celebrates its 30th anniversary, Bibi Badejo reflects on the course’s impact 

13 November 2023 / Bibi Badejo

Wellbeing state of play

Barristers are on the frontline of an immensely challenging job, as Annette Henry KC knows first-hand. The criminal silk turned wellbeing consultant asks Chair of the Bar Nick Vineall KC about progress on wellbeing practices 

13 November 2023 / Annette Henry KC

The employed barrister in government

From a CPS pupillage to Director of Legal Services at one of the largest prosecutors in England and Wales – Michael Jennings describes the interesting and varied life an employed barrister in public service can lead 

13 November 2023 / Michael Jennings

Developing a niche practice in chambers

Christopher McNall (of farms and farmland fame) and Stephanie Wickenden (curator of an art law specialism) describe how they discovered their niche practices with tips for developing yours 


‘Counsel, you are the weakest link; goodbye’

When will cybersecurity finally be taken seriously by all barristers and chambers? A plea from The Friendly Bar Hacker 

20 October 2023 / The Friendly Bar Hacker

Judicial pathways for the employed Bar

Judges drawn from the employed Bar bring valuable and different skills, says Venetia Jackson, who offers advice for employed barristers contemplating an application 

20 October 2023 / Venetia Jackson
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