Annual Bar Conference 2016: How to make the most of new work opportunities

Understanding outsourcing, secondments and other non-traditional ways of working With a title like this, it was not surprising that there was a good turnout for the morning... read more

Video stars

Why is it that in the year 2016, video still seems like an exotic marketing tool for chambers to use? Oliver Scott argues that it’s a natural medium for barristers read more

Moving (with) the times

Guy Fetherstonhaugh QC explains why the pupillage application timing has changed and outlines wider efforts to right wrongs of the old system For as long as I can remember... read more

How to survive pupillage

As the new pupils settle in, Daniel Sokol offers his views on the challenges of pupillage Final-year medical students in the UK spend several weeks shadowing the most... read more

Tomorrow’s social welfare

The Legal Education Foundation’s fellowship scheme for training social welfare lawyers is being extended to barristers. Matthew Smerdon explains why he hopes the fellows will become... read more

Soft skills in a hard market

With a regulatory agenda driven by transparency and an increasingly competitive marketplace, customer service should be uppermost in barristers’ minds, writes Julie Clarke... read more

All change

Catherine Baksi takes a look at how chambers are adapting to a pressured and competitive environment Despite the myriad of pressures on the Bar, the number of barristers... read more

Women and the equality rules

Almost half of women at the Bar have encountered discrimination and over two-thirds have considered leaving. David Wurtzel analyses the survey findings We want the Bar to... read more

Equality ahead

Time for the Bar to rise to the equality challenge and find more effective ways for women to stay on in the profession, argues Fiona Jackson In July the Bar Standards Board (BSB)... read more


Richard Atkins QC on why it’s never too late to diversify – particularly with a barrister’s skillset In 2011, at the second time of asking, I took Silk.  read more