Contributing Writers

  • 5 May 2016 - Four tips for effective marketing and business development for barristers’ chambers

  • 5 May 2016 - How can someone who has never studied law, nor entered a criminal court, get justice if they have to defend themselves in court? Penelope Gibbs (pictured) says a new report, Justice Denied, suggests the answer is that they probably can't. 

  • 21 April 2016 - Philip Wood, CBE, QC (Hon), head of the Allen & Overy Global Law Intelligence Unit and author of The Fall of the Priests and the Rise of the Lawyers guest blogs on how you can have a society without a philosophy or a religion.  But you cannot have a society without law.

  • 20 April 2016 - Simon O'Toole (pictured) guest blogs on the important contribution of Pupillage Supervisors, and why the Bar Council is setting up a network to help those barristers who are supervisors get support in their roles.

  • 7 April 2016 - Lord Marks QC, the Liberal Democrats' Lords spokesperson on justice, guest blogs for the Bar Council on his party's post-Coalition view of access to justice, the true impact of LASPO, and why we need an urgent review of our system of justice.

  • 7 April 2016 - Rachel Crasnow QC, who practises in employment law at Cloisters chambers and is the Chair of the Bar Council Legislation & Guidance Panel, looks at why Shared Parental Leave, which came into force a year ago, could be relevant to barristers and why it shouldn't be ignored by the Bar.

  • 25 March 2016 - Harini Iyengar, barrister at 11 Kings Bench Walk and Greater London Assembly candidate, explains changing attitudes to sexual harassment, why equality among QCs and the judiciary feels like a 'feminist fantasy', and how male barristers want to care for their children as much as women barristers want to build their careers.

  • 24 March 2016 - Jon Collins, CEO of The Restorative Justice Council, (pictured) guest blogs for the Bar Council on how restorative justice is working and what role the barristers can play in making it effective.