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

Calm at the centre

With Bar wellbeing firmly centre stage, Mark Hatcher meets the preachers of the Inns to examine what they can offer to barristers – of all faiths and none ‘The Bar can... read more

BREXIT: What now for the Bar?

Evanna Fruithof outlines Brexit’s implications for barristers across practice area Three months on from the UK’s seismic EU Referendum result, and with the brief respite of... read more

Funding the future

Nathalie Lieven QC provides an update on this year’s Pupillage Matched Funding Scheme This year marks the fourth round of the Pupillage Matched Funding Scheme.  read more

The magic of mentoring

Joanne Wicks QC, Grace Ong and Lucinda Orr outline the benefits of mentoring for barristers  read more

Pride of Wales

David Hughes outlines the workings and the innovative approach of the Bar in Wales Wales is a place of contrasts; we are a country, not a ‘region’, and those of us who... read more

A CPD revolution

Stephen Honey outlines the benefits the changing face of legal CPD can bring to barristers According to a report published last year by research firm Outsell, the UK legal... read more