The employed spectrum (2)

Counsel talks to Gifty Edila who forged an award-winning career in local government despite encountering early prejudices at the Bar Q What drew you to the Bar initially,... read more

The only way is ethics

More change is afoot in the world of money laundering. Christopher Convey explains how this affects the Bar. Will counsel assist the court? Ed Vickers QC outlines new guidance on court... read more

PUPILLAGE SPECIAL: Who supervises the supervisors?

Guy Fetherstonhaugh QC and Simon O’Toole assess the Pupillage Supervisor Network one year on and offer a view on pupillage regulation The Bar may be forgiven for thinking... read more


Upsides and flipsides: supervisors and pupils from the self-employed and employed Bar give warts-and-all accounts of their experiences of a year under very different wings   read more

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