Practice Management

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

Alternative Path

Dan Jones and Dominic Thomas from criminal law set, Artesian Law, explain why they have chosen to go down the ABS route As six members of a traditional... read more

Taxing Times - Taxation of Barristers: Part 1

In a two part feature for Counsel, John Newth reviews the special tax provisions that affect practising barristers. The taxation of barristers comes within the definition... read more

Regulators will swap data

professionThe Bar Standards Board has signed a cross-profession agreement to share data with regulators from the legal, accountancy, financial and property sectors so that... read more

Finance and People

Giles Murphy and Rachel Stone suggest how to improve financial discipline and create a clear human resources policy within chambers. In any professional services business, having good... read more

Shaping the Future - A modern Bar for a modern market

Shape the future or become the past The Chairman of the Bar, Peter Lodder QC, told Bar Conference delegates that they needed to shape the future or risk becoming the past in a lively opening... 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

New rules to allow barristers to become managers or employees of Alternative Business Structures

In April 2011 we decided that barristers should be permitted to practice as managers or employees of Alternative Business Structures (ABSs) regulated by other Approved Regulators when Part 5 of the... read more

Beverly Landais & Vince Plant

Job titlesCEO and Head of Clerking Services DevereuxDevereux Chambers covers the professional markets in insurance and reinsurance, employment law, tax, finance, sports, energy, telecommunications... read more

Geoffrey Carr

Job titleSenior Clerk14 Gray’s Inn Square14 Gray’s Inn Square is predominantly a family law set with a strong reputation for representation in all aspects of family law, dealing with both children... read more