Passing the Brief: Keina Yoshida interviews Karon Monaghan QC

Passing the Brief returns as Keina Yoshida chats with equality and human rights silk Karon Monaghan QC about the difficulties facing women at the Bar, 100 years of the ILO, and what's next for gender equality lawyers  

08 March 2021 / Keina Yoshida

Dame Anne Rafferty: The art of legal life

Recently retired from the bench, the distinctive trailblazer talks to Frances Gibb  about her life and career, COVID and criminal justice (including flat batteries at the Bar and the mood of the judges), and the shortage of women at the top  

24 February 2021 / Frances Gibb

Master of the Universe: Adrian Berrill-Cox

Insights into the profession from the FCA lawyer and Outstanding Employed Barrister in Commerce and Industry 2020 Adrian Berrill-Cox, interviewed by Michael Harwood 

18 February 2021 / Michael Harwood

Advocacy for all: Alison Pickup

The Public Law Project’s Legal Director is still very much an advocate speaking up for others – at a time when the need for its work has intensified. Alison Pickup  talks to Charlotte Pope-Williams  about not leaving the Bar, pursuit of the perfect mix and the PLP’s reach during the pandemic

22 January 2021 / Charlotte Pope-Williams

From rhetoric to right: Klentiana Mahmutaj

Why admission to ‘the club’ is not enough: a UN mandate to give practical effect to the human right to development prompts a personal reflection on diversity and inclusivity at the Bar 

By Klentiana Mahmutaj  

22 January 2021 / Klentiana Mahmutaj

Honest reflections on lockdown: Mohsin Zaidi

Doing a solitary job in a busy world is one thing, but doing a solitary job in a solitary world is quite another – Mohsin Zaidi  discusses the impact of lockdown on the mental health of the Bar and why we should all be talking about it 

22 January 2021 / Mohsin Zaidi

On the front line: Rebecca Wilkie

Advocate's CEO Rebecca Wilkie speaks to Shaylla Shabbir about her return to the Bar’s pro bono charity, Advocate, and its ongoing evolution 

02 January 2021 / Shaylla Shabbir

The only story that I have: Mass Ndow-Njie

If all barristers try to ‘fit in’, we will alienate aspiring barristers from underrepresented groups: Mass Ndow-Njie  on the importance of being visible  

14 December 2020

Derek Sweeting QC: Chair of the Bar 2021

The incoming Chair shares his thinking on diversity at the Bar, the rule of law, and his hopes and fears for what’s likely to be another turbulent year 

Interview by Rehana Popal 

13 December 2020 / Rehana Popal

Remembering Justice Ginsburg

From one Supreme Court Justice to another, Lady Arden ’s appreciation of Justice Ginsburg through the lens of a selfless autobiography

30 November 2020 / Lady Arden
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