COUNSEL is the official magazine of the Bar of England and Wales. As the Bar’s own magazine, it is largely written by and for barristers.
We welcome unsolicited articles and ideas for consideration across all sections of our magazine: Legal Personality, Practice Toolset, Justice Matters and Bon Vivant. If you would like to submit an article or précis for consideration, please send to the commissioning editor of the magazine: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Please note, a distinguished Policy and Editorial Board, mainly drawn from the ranks of practising barristers, works with the editorial team on COUNSEL; they may be consulted from time to time regarding publishing decisions and points of law.
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If you would like to submit an article or précis for consideration, please send to the commissioning editor of the magazine: email@example.com
Harriet Challenger explains what you need to know about Phosphatidylethanol (PEth) testing and how to get the most conclusive insight into an individual’s drinking behaviour
How seriously should barristers’ chambers take the threat of cyberattack and how can they best protect themselves? Doug Hargrove offers some expert advice
With a mandate to advance best practice in crypto fraud cases and investigations, and improve recovery outcomes for victims, CFAAR (the Crypto Fraud and Asset Recovery network) founders Nick Price and Aidan Larkin discuss plans for the new network
Q&A with Carmel King of Grant Thornton UK LLP’s Insolvency and Asset Recovery practice
As we face 2022, the profession feels restless, the job feels relentless but we are in good hands: our new yet seasoned leader talks to Joanna Hardy-Susskind about his concerns and ambitions for the Bar, and how we protect this truly precious, national asset
A barrister-authors cultural life and times includes an obsession with all things medieval and what it means to be British
Raggi Kotak and Laurie-Anne Power on the positive actions chambers can take to support a more racially inclusive environment
May the odds be ever in your favour, writes Emma Fielding... A follow-up to Ishan Kolhatkars article (and the Twitter debate it sparked) on how to solve the problem of pupillage supply and demand