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 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 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.

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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.