Starting out: part 1

Perplexed over financial matters? The Young Bar Toolkit is here to help turn confusion to clarity, as the Young Barristers’ Committee explains in this two-part finance guide for the self-... read more

SBA Report

When will women barristers be allowed to compete on a level playing field with their male counterparts, without stereotypes intruding? As the Association of Women Barristers marks its... read more

Dirty money

From basic ID checks to enhanced due diligence when working with the ‘politically exposed’, Melanie Mylvaganam reminds barristers of their vulnerabilities to money laundering scams – and... read more

Evolving advocacy training

Derek Wood CBE QC updates readers on the launch of the COIC’s new education initiative for the Bar – the Inns of Court College of Advocacy – which will expand on the ATC’s role as... read more

Slow motion?

Have entities taken off as expected at the Bar? Scott Leonard and Michael Stacey consider the opportunities for practitioners and issues for chambers considering how to accommodate these... read more

Friendly advice?

Regulating paid McKenzie Friends and allowing them to exercise rights of audience will not benefit clients, the courts or the interests of justice, argues Sarah-Jane Bennett... read more
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An insolvency lifeline

As court fee increases and legal aid cuts continue to bite, Marian Riley-Poku assesses a High Court pro bono scheme set up to assist litigants-in-person facing corporate insolvency in the... read more
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Clawing back pro bono costs

Elizabeth Alabaster outlines the work of the Access to Justice Foundation and urges lawyers to up their efforts to seek pro bono costs The Access to Justice Foundation was... read more

Tackling harassment at the Bar

Fiona Jackson introduces the new Bar Council guidance which aims to help chambers better handle claims of sexual harassment According to recent research, it seems that... read more

Choosing the best?

The raw numbers in today’s Silk cohort are illuminating, finds David Wurtzel, and raise wider questions as to whether a more diverse and representative rank can be achieved through a... read more