Founded in 1985, COUNSEL is the official monthly magazine of the Bar of England and Wales, published by LexisNexis on behalf of the Bar Council.

COUNSEL holds the largest barrister and chambers reach in the market: with an audience of 17,400+ barristers; 400+ chambers.

Highly influential and thought-provoking, it is read by legal professionals of all ages, from law students to barristers, senior judges, policy makers, key influencers, and members of the government. It also has a wider general readership.

Print issues go direct to subscribers each month, with high numbers of non-subscribers reading it on the ‘free to view’ destination website: www.counselmagazine.co.uk.

Editorial coverage ranges from high profile Legal Personality interviews to its vital Practice Toolset section, helping barristers achieve their ambitions and work smarter using the latest techniques and market innovations.

It is the platform for intelligent opinion on key issues affecting the Bar and justice, as well as covering wellbeing and lifestyle matters, giving it a broad cross-over appeal for anyone associated with the legal industry.

Our audience is highly engaged with the COUNSEL brand in print, online and social media. Our authors are thought leaders and experts in their fields. With its established online presence, authority and gravitas, it is the ideal platform to assist you with recruitment, announcements and advertising using targeted solutions, e-newsletters and bespoke executions.

  • Be where our readers are, right at the heart of our influential magazine editorial.
  • Get your company noticed by appearing alongside our fascinating, thought-provoking articles and expert writers.
  • Be seen by our intelligent and discerning readers with a wide range of recruitment, display and advertorial options.


‘Eden Assistants is a virtual assistant company which supports barristers with remote administration services. Working with Suzanne and her team at LexisNexis has been a very positive experience. The team are approachable and offer lots of time in explaining things and offering insight into which of their services would benefit us most. Since having a presence in Counsel Magazine we have already had several enquiries which have turned into new and satisfied clients. We continue to have a steady flow of new leads from being in the magazine. I highly recommend working with Suzanne and team.’  Grace Robinson, Managing Director, Eden Assistants

‘As an agency, it is important to us that we can identify and utilise the most effective advertising methods. With this in mind, we are delighted with the flexible attitude and innovative approach of the team at Counsel Magazine. Always very helpful.’ Mike Johnstone, Director, TOMD

'As a professional wealth management business that works extensively with barristers and solicitors, we have been delighted with the service provided by LexisNexis and the opportunities to communicate about our services to members of the legal profession. Their responsiveness, flexibility and attitude has been exceptional.'  Julian Morgan, Managing Director, Fleet Street Wealth

'Having moved from working with LexisNexis through an agency to directly contacting and working with them for all our recruitment requirements over the last 12 months, I cannot recommend the Team enough for the help and guidance they have provided. From friendly and experienced account managers to creative and innovative production teams, they have helped the Crown Prosecution Service successfully expand our market and communicate our various opportunities across the legal profession.'  Crown Prosecution Service

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General information:

COUNSEL is largely written by and for barristers. The magazine has a distinguished Editorial Board, mainly drawn from the ranks of practising barristers and representing a wide cross-section of the Bar. It is independent from the Bar Council and not part of its committee structure.