New era for CPD

Dr Vanessa Davies explains how and why the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) scheme for established barristers is changing in January A constant commitment to... read more

Triumph through diversity

Max Hill QC offers some innovatory examples and pointers on how to diversify and thrive at the criminal Bar in today’s adverse conditions As I eye the 30th year of my... read more

First steps

One hundred new Recorders sought: Lord Justice Burnett encourages barristers to apply for the 2017 competition and Eason Rajah QC shares his first year’s Recorder experience... read more

Annual Bar Conference 2016: Thank you from the Conference Chairman

Conference Chairman Derek McDermott QC welcomed the opportunity for Circuits, specialist Bar associations, the employed Bar and the American Bar, to come together on this 30th year of the Annual... read more

Annual Bar Conference 2016: Closing address

The closing keynote was given by the President of the Malaysian Bar, Steven Thiruneelakandan.  read more

Annual Bar Conference 2016: The thrills and spills of alleging fraud

The Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association’s ‘Thrills and Spills of Alleging Fraud’ presented by Duncan Matthews QC and Jane Colston, was equally misnamed, being an intelligent and thoughtful... read more

Annual Bar Conference 2016: The changing landscape

Darwin calculated that the strata of the Weald of Kent would have taken 300 million years to reach their present state of erosion, so judged on its title, one might have expected ‘The... read more

Annual Bar Conference 2016: Ethical advocacy in the modern adversarial system

The session began with a description of the new ethics and advocacy regime.  read more

Annual Bar Conference 2016: Entrenching privilege?

The impact of the unregulated elements of barrister training Gemma De Cordova spoke about the opportunities available by way of the third-six route.  read more

Annual Bar Conference 2016: Generating a diverse profession

Learning from international experience According to the Bar Council, on current trends, 50:50 gender balance at the Bar is unlikely ever to happen.  read more