The QC profile

Challenging the concept of a ‘stereotypical’ QC, Peter Purvis talks to five of this year’s more diverse Silk successes, with some healthy criticism of the selection process and advice for... read more

CBA champion

How to protect the profession from withering away when fees and career prospects are so limited? Rupert Jones talks to the determined Francis FitzGibbon QC about priorities for his term... read more

Dear Donald…

As lawyers around the world watch with apprehension to see how President-Elect Trump will handle policy engaging the rule of law and human rights, Katherine Duncan reports on the IBA... read more

BPTC futures

James Welsh makes the case for retaining the BPTC as we know it – and argues that evolution can create significant changes in a controlled, targeted and risk-free way If... read more

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