Limited Appeal

Nick Avis outlines the possible benefits and drawbacks to barristers of practising through a limited company There has been a lot of discussion around the future of the Bar... read more

Legal Ombudsman - November 2011

Adam Sampson, Chief Legal Ombudsman, looks at the impact of Alternative Business Structures on the Bar itself and its reputation, and at whether it is ever appropriate to name a lawyer... read more

The modern clerk in a modern Bar

Being a clerk in today’s Bar is very different to the life of Billy Lamb in “Silk”. Paul Martenstyn explores how clerks’ roles and skill sets are evolving. “A barrister’s... read more

Bar Standards Board to regulate entities

At its most recent Board meeting, the regulator of the Bar in England and Wales took the decision to regulate advocacy-focused Alternative Business Structures, Legal Disciplinary Practices and... read more

BSB and Barristers in business

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has confirmed it will regulate advocacy-focused Alternative Business Structures (ABS), Legal Disciplinary Practices (LDPs) and barrister-only entities, but not multi-... read more

Review group proposes major changes to CPD for Barristers

A review of CPD for barristers, commissioned by the Bar Standards Board and chaired by Derek Wood CBE QC, has recommended major revisions of the system. read more

Positive Transformation

Nichola Higgins, Chairman of the Young Barristers’ Committee, looks at the challenges facing the younger members of the Bar and how they will need to adapt to survive. You... read more

Strong Structures For Stormy Waters

Geoff Everett and Toby Tallon of Smith & Williamson outline the key business structures available to chambers  to enable them to withstand the stormy times ahead.... read more

Ron Smith & Michael Goodridge

Job titlesChief Executive and Senior Civil Clerk, 9 Gough Square ChambersA leading common law set based in London but appearing in courts throughout England and Wales and abroad. Key... read more

Arthur Marriott QC

Job titleHead of Chambers, 12 Gray's Inn SquareQualificationsAdmitted as a Solicitor in 1966. Appointed Silk 1997CVChosen as one of the UK's "go to... read more