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Pro Bono Watch

With the start of the legal year, the Bar Pro Bono Unit marks a new beginning of its own as we introduce our new Head of Casework, Melanie Ross read more

Interview: Lord Sumption

The magic of the Bar, call of the Bench and parallel lives: in a rare interview Lord Sumption sets the record straight with Anthony Inglese read more

New chapter: ending sexual harassment at the Bar

It’s not just women who are victims, not just men who are perpetrators and not just dinosaurs who are the problem. Sophie Garner and Esther Gamble outline the new Bar Council guidance on... read more

Employed Bar Award Winners 2018

The vital work of the in-house barristers was recognised at the second Bar Council Employed Bar Awards ceremony. Melissa Coutinho profiles today’s employed practice and quizzes the... read more

Everything you need to know about the future of Bar training

Bar Standards Board Director-General Dr Vanessa Davies summarises what is and is not changing to the process by which prospective barristers will train and qualify from 2019 read more

Barristers’ Working Lives 2017: something must be done

Interesting work, challenging times, owning our troubles: the Bar’s stark attitudinal survey results are analysed by David Wurtzel read more

Making it stick: Diversity & inclusion at the Bar

Looking out, looking in: in a interview with Gary Younge, The Guardian’s editor-at-large, Desiree Artesi explores diversity solutions and the... read more

Blind recruitment

Blind shortlisting – in its infancy at the Bar – is gaining pace in other professions. Occupational Psychologist Bindi Dholakia reports read more

Extraordinary day in the life of…

CBA Wellbeing Director Sarah Vine is persuaded to share a typical day in the life – in the beleaguered but beloved criminal Bar read more

Briefing: the integrity factor

How much weight should be attached to the integrity factor in Silk applications? James Hines QC comments on the QCA proposals read more

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