Missing the designated chambers tech wiz? Sam Thomas on the risks and liabilities when working remotely, and five practical steps to help you meet data protection requirements and keep cyber safe
As the pandemic’s influence on practice bites, Andrew Granville Stafford, Maria Scotland and Daniel ShenSmith outline the key requirements that apply to public access work, the direct-client experience and advice on effective marketing
What promotes/inhibits participation? Penny Cooper examines a new research study and toolkit for those who guide witnesses’ and parties’ participation – now an increasingly significant part of a barrister’s role
Two coaches (one a practising barrister) argue that today’s Bar urgently needs modern, practical skills training to meet its professional obligations and support its wellbeing.
By James Pereira QC and Zita Tulyahikayo
Cara Goldthorpe offers some tips for developing a positive mindset, making healthy choices and optimising time and (work) space when we are predominantly home-based
Charlotte Baker discusses the kit, apps and tips you need to make remote and paperless working… work
The pandemic has transformed perspectives and practice at the Bar. While the physical chambers is far from over, it’s clearly going to be different for the future.
By Catherine Calder
In the era of deepfakes, it is far easier than you might think to alter digital documents such as PDFs. How do we spot fraudulent manipulation? What can we do about it?
By Helen Brander
For those contemplating the move to sole practitioner: Steven Gasztowicz QC and Susan Jones outline the key considerations when re-orientating your practice
John McNamara on the silvering of the profession, tumbling fees and deleterious listing practices: as the number of young barristers falls year on year, the CBA Young Bar Committee has been set up to tackle the biggest issues affecting retention
The Lawyers’ Group of the Oasis of Peace UK are delighted to announce that on Thursday, 28 October 2021, Professor Philippe Sands QC will be delivering the 12th Rueff Lecture (via Zoom) entitled ‘Thinking About an International Rule of Law’
Inés Rivera explains how speech technology is transforming policing, courts and prisons
Philip N Bristow explains how to unlock your aged debt to fund your tax in one easy step
With the property market witnessing significant changes since the beginning of the pandemic, Fleet Street Wealth’s Managing Director Julian Morgan considers the future of the home, the second home and the office
The family law system is in crisis and a failure to recognise it as such demeans the Herculean efforts of all involved, writes Celestine Greenwood, an exhausted family practitioner
Should we cap numbers coming to the Bar? Or help them make data driven decisions? asks IshanKolhatkar
Shifting the taboo, two silks talk about the menopause, its impact on women at the Bar and the need for a profession-wide rethink. By Lyndsey de Mestre QC and Brie Stevens-Hoare QC
In a profession which can be attached to, and defined by, archaic stereotypes, how to be yourself, explore new areas and own your own time? Here are Lennart Poulsen's 'lessons learnt'...