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What the Bar can learn from – Project profs

Jaspal Kaur-Griffin shares some tips from the project management world for avoiding common pitfalls 

15 April 2024 / Jaspal Kaur-Griffin

Getting juniors on their feet

Creating advocacy opportunities for juniors is now the expectation but not always easy to put into effect. Tom Mitcheson KC distils developing best practice from the Patents Court initiative already bearing fruit 

15 April 2024 / Tom Mitcheson KC

Silk’s unsung heroes: assessor FAQs

Let’s hear it for the assessors, says Dame Anne Rafferty of the KC Selection Panel. And to make silk assessors’ lives a little easier when applicants come calling in May, Dame Anne fields some commonly asked questions 

15 April 2024 / Dame Anne Rafferty

Valuing autism in chambers

If your current practice environment is bringing you down, seek a new one. However daunting the change, it will be worth it, says Anon Barrister 

15 April 2024 / Anonymous
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O’Brien update (7) – By His Honour John Platt

The long-running fee-paid judicial pensions saga continues. The current cut-off date for giving notice of election to join FPJPS is 31 March 2024, and that date now gives rise to a serious problem, warns HH John Platt 

26 March 2024

Cyber resilience: learning from the past, present and future

Not one to say, ‘I told you so,’ Sam Thomas continues his cyber series with the key learnings from the major supply chain attack affecting 80 law firms and at least one set of chambers at the end of 2023

19 March 2024 / Sam Thomas

Cyber insuring chambers

Increasing sophistication and frequency of attacks have led many chambers to ask ‘when’ not ‘if’ they will suffer a cyber incident. Simon Davis sets out the factors to consider when renewing your cyber cover

19 March 2024 / Simon Davis

Wellbeing at the Bar: are we there yet?

Adele Akers’ reflections on health and wellbeing support at the very junior end of the Bar 

19 March 2024 / Adele Akers

Public access: cases of interest

Chris Bryden flags two recent High Court decisions causing concern among public access barristers – what amounts to ‘conduct of litigation’ and a dispute over fee arrangements

19 March 2024 / Chris Bryden

Setting an example on sustainability

Alexia Zimbler asks chambers to reconsider the volume and sustainability of freebies they hand out at pupillage fairs 

19 March 2024 / Alexia Zimbler
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Justice at the polls

The Chair of the Bar launches a Manifesto for Justice as campaigning gets under way

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