Westminster Watch

Westminster Watch

As the snap general election is announced, the Ministry of Justice turns 10 and faces similar challenges to those in the dying days of the Blair government, writes Mark Hatcher... read more

Westminster Watch

With the formal process of disengagement about to begin, Mark Hatcher examines the challenges faced in converting a huge corpus of EU law and delivering Brexit Brexit... read more

Westminster Watch

With the triggering of Art 50 imminent, Mark Hatcher examines preparations in Westminster and Whitehall, with a white paper providing some comfort to the Bar Tucked away... read more

Westminster Watch

Six months on from the ‘quiet revolution’, Theresa May’s vision for post-Brexit Britain is becoming clearer. Mark Hatcher examines the Prime Minister’s domestic agenda A... read more

Westminster Watch

In this ‘post-truth’ age, Mark Hatcher looks back at the seismic events of 2016 and what will dominate Westminster politics in 2017 – is change in the air?  2016 will be... read more

Westminster Watch

Rule of law and judicial independence are critical to the maintenance of a healthy body politic as we face some of the greatest challenges of our time, writes Mark Hatcher... read more

Westminster Watch

Mark Hatcher on the Great Repeal Bill, legal black holes and bonfires of red tape that will dominate Whitehall and Westminster for the foreseeable future The Foreign Office... read more

Wellbeing at the Bar portal

The online support portal for barristers’ wellbeing and mental health has gone live A new portal giving barristers, clerks and chambers staff access to guidance, tips,... read more

Westminster Watch

Westminster village begins to recover its equilibrium after the EU vote, grappling with the machinery of change and arrangements to scrutinise Brexit policy In 1886 the... read more

Starting out: part 2

In the second of this two-part finance guide for the self-employed Bar, the Young Barristers’ Committee looks at payment term Part 1 of this finance guide discussed payment... read more

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