Legal records at risk

The Bar is in danger of losing its distinct legal heritage, warns Clare Cowling – who outlines the considerable research value to be found in chambers records read more


As the 2016-17 Silk cohort is announced, Counsel probes the appointments system with the Chairman of the Queen’s Counsel Selection Panel, Helen Pitcher OBE Q The... read more

The threat escalates

Identified as one of the four biggest threats to UK security, cyber attacks are not limited to corporate giants or election tampering. Chambers are equally at risk, as Colin Nicholls QC ... read more

Keeping in good working order

Nick Hill explains how the Institute of Barristers’ Clerks and clerking community are working with the Bar to help drive the wellbeing initiative At the Bar Conference in... read more

Uncommon counsel (2): Barts, butchers and barristers

Gregory Jones QC relays a short history of barristers’ haunt ‘Farringdon Without’. Never a place for grey-suited City workers, the ward’s past has been a radical and bloody one but in its... read more

Surefooted ambassador

Bar Chairman Andrew Langdon QC is a clear-sighted Western Circuiteer determined to defend the profession, nourish the junior Bar, cautious on court reform, but optimistic for the future,... read more

Leading the way on ethics

Is the Bar still a stand-out example of adherence to high ethical standards? Desiree Artesi discusses the practicalities of professional ethics with Andrew Walker QC It is... read more

BPTC: vote now

Don’t let consultation fatigue saddle generations of future Bar students with more of the status quo: a hugely expensive course with low prospects of acquiring pupillage at the end,... read more

The employed perspective

Michael Jennings and Patrick Walker respond to the snapshot findings: while financial security, work/life balance and variety of work are encouraging barristers to take the in-house route... read more

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