September

  • 17 September 2015 - Representing the Bar Council, Rachel Crasnow QC gave evidence to the Lords Equality Act 2010 and Disability Committee on how expensive fees are denying access to courts, tribunals and mediation for those suffering discrimination at work. Rachel explains how, along with witnesses from the Law Centres Network, the Discrimination Law Association, and the Law Society, she made the case for changes to the current regime.

  • 17 September 2015 - Karen Squibb-Williams from Acorn Chambers guest blogs on why 'one size fits all' training can no longer do justice to the needs of the practising Bar of the future. Given the vast range of specialty areas that employed and self-employed barristers can work in, Karen questions why training is the same across the board and discusses how more comprehensive career choices for new barristers should be made available.

  • 17 September 2015 - Following a big story in Sunday's Observer, Jess Campbell, the Bar Pro Bono Unit Chief Executive, guest blogs for BarTalk to explain why the voluntary work of the Bar is so valuable to those who need it, and makes a compelling case for why you should get involved.

  • 3 September 2015 - Lucinda Orr, Chairman of the Bar Association for Commerce, Finance and Industry (BACFI), guest blogs about the association celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Lucinda goes into detail about the history of BACFI, which was created as an association catering for those barristers not in chambers and practising in commerce and industry.