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

Triumph through diversity

Max Hill QC offers some innovatory examples and pointers on how to diversify and thrive at the criminal Bar in today’s adverse conditions As I eye the 30th year of my... read more

First steps

One hundred new Recorders sought: Lord Justice Burnett encourages barristers to apply for the 2017 competition and Eason Rajah QC shares his first year’s Recorder experience... read more

Annual Bar Conference 2016: Thank you from the Conference Chairman

Conference Chairman Derek McDermott QC welcomed the opportunity for Circuits, specialist Bar associations, the employed Bar and the American Bar, to come together on this 30th year of the Annual... read more

Annual Bar Conference 2016: Closing address

The closing keynote was given by the President of the Malaysian Bar, Steven Thiruneelakandan.  read more