Contributing Writers

  • 30 April 2015 - Janet Weeks, a practising barrister at 5 Paper Buildings, guest blogs for the Bar Council on mentoring senior lawyers from the Omani Public Prosecution (OPP) through the Bar Council's mentorship programme for Omani lawyers. The Bar Council, in collaboration with Beyond Borders, launched the new mentorship programme earlier this year.

  • 27 April 2015 - Bob Nightingale MBE, Chief Executive of the London Legal Support Trust, guest blogs for the Bar Council on why taking part in the London Legal Walk is more important now than ever before. Not only have cuts to legal aid made legal advice for the vulnerable scarce, but so have other cuts.

  • 16 April 2015 - Justice Ministers Lord Faulks and Simon Hughes, together with Shadow Justice Minister Andy Slaughter, faced an audience of legal professionals this week at a hustings event organised by JUSTICE, hosted by Allen & Overy and supported by the Bar Council, the Law Society and CILEx. Our Public Affairs and Communications Adviser, Luke Robins-Grace, was there to take notes.

  • 16 April 2015 - Dana Denis-Smith, founder of the First 100 Years and founder and CEO of Obelisk Support, guest blogs for the Bar Council on the First 100 Years project, which charts and celebrates the journey of women in the legal profession from 1919 to present day.

  • 26 March 2015 - Mediation, Magna Carta, exchange programmes and ADR: Daniel Sternberg, chairman of the Bar Council Young Barristers’ Committee, writes on his participation on the Bar Council-led trade visit to Brazil last month.

  • 19 March 2015 - Hugh Mercer QC of the Bar Council’s International Committee, guest blogs for the Bar Council on why the English Bar and the Banking and Capital Markets Association of the Deutscher Anwaltverein are looking at the role of barristers in dealing with cases and regulatory issues arising from financial mis-selling in England and Germany.