PUPILLAGE SPECIAL: The psychology of pupils

Forewarned, forearmed: Dr Justine Rogers’ insider study of barristers and their pupils found distinct traits and pressures but there are collegiate solutions ‘Pupillage is... read more


Record numbers of chambers are applying to the COIC Pupillage Matched Funding Scheme, now hitting its stride. Nathalie Lieven QC reports 2016/ 2017 saw 40 pupillages... read more

New courts mean business

Simple rebrand or first step to a modernising merger? Don’t underestimate the significance of the new Business and Property Courts, argues Ed Pepperall QC It all started in... read more

The Birmingham Bar

All eyes on the engine of Britain: local chambers are expanding and national sets opening annexes in the city. Tariq Sadiq offers an insight into life and practice at the Birmingham Bar... read more


Known as the conscience of the legal profession, reforming charity JUSTICE is marking 60 years of shaping the legal landscape. By Andrea Coomber In June, JUSTICE celebrated... read more

Law & society

As the rule of law re-emerges as a vital and resilient pillar of the constitution, should lawyers extend their pro bono and use their skills to help rebuild society, asks Jolyon Maugham... read more

LPMA: a coming-of-age

Counsel talks to pioneers Christine Kings and Edith Robertson about the rise and role of the Legal Practice Management Association Twenty-one years ago with a handful of... read more

Pro Bono Watch

An update from the Pro Bono Unit on its fundraising initiatives and cases requiring counsel across Circuits read more

The employed spectrum (1)

In the first of a new series highlighting the wide array of employed opportunities for barristers, Counsel asks Richard Hill why he left the self-employed Bar and what he found… read more

Securing client data

Data breaches are a constant risk for barristers and next year the regime gets tougher. Much can be done to stem the risks, as Athelstane Aamodt and the Bar Council IT Panel... read more