Guest blog: New court hijab goes beyond professional attire for Muslim women at the Bar

Barrister Maryam Mir of Doughty Street Chambers guest blogs for BarTalk on how her reacquaintance with a university friend and founder of Ivy & Normanton, Karlia Lykourgou, led to the creation of the new court hijab

  • 8 April 2021
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Guest blog: Stammering and the criminal justice system

Esther Pritchard, a University of Sheffield law graduate and person who stammers, and her past speech and language therapist (SLT), Jennifer Short, explore the issues that people who stammer can encounter within in the criminal justice system, and what can be done to overcome obstacles

  • 8 April 2021
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Guest blog: “Forget the guilt and take action” - becoming an anti-racist advocate for the Bar

Barrister Professor Leslie Thomas QC says the profession as a whole has to ask meaningful questions about racism and what it means to lead an anti-racist life

  • 25 March 2021
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Guest blog: ‘This is not about us’ - complacency about the Bar’s gender pay gap

Allison Clare QC of Red Lion Chambers writes that although the optics look much improved on gender pay parity at the Bar, the data tells a less positive story. Writing for the Bar Council on International Women's Day, Allison provides some top tips on cutting the gap

  • 8 March 2021
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International Women's Day Q&A: Teniola Onabanjo

We asked five women at the Bar from a range of backgrounds and seniority to share their thoughts on IWD - including their professional achievements, advice and the biggest change they want to see at the Bar.

  • 8 March 2021
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International Women's Day Q&A: Adeola Fadipe

We asked five women at the Bar from a range of backgrounds and seniority to share their thoughts on IWD - including their professional achievements, advice and the biggest change they want to see at the Bar.

  • 8 March 2021
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International Women's Day Q&A: Susanna McGibbon

We asked five women at the Bar from a range of backgrounds and seniority to share their thoughts on IWD - including their professional achievements, advice and the biggest change they want to see at the Bar.

  • 8 March 2021
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International Women's Day Q&A: Kate Bex QC

We asked five women at the Bar from a range of backgrounds and seniority to share their thoughts on IWD - including their professional achievements, advice and the biggest change they want to see at the Bar.

  • 8 March 2021
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International Women's Day Q&A: Carin Hunt

We asked five women at the Bar from a range of backgrounds and seniority to share their thoughts on IWD - including their professional achievements, advice and the biggest change they want to see at the Bar.

  • 8 March 2021
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Justice Week blog: Rt Hon Michael Ellis QC MP, Solicitor General

Writing exclusively for the Bar Council for Justice Week 2021, Rt Hon Michael Ellis QC MP, Solicitor General says the criminal justice system reacted admirably to the pandemic, but further challenges lie ahead

  • 1 March 2021
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Guest blog: How to get the best from a remote mediation

Most cases suitable for mediation can be mediated remotely if done correctly. Antony Sendall of Littleton Chambers, and Jonathan Lux of Lux Mediation provide tips to help you and your clients to get the most from remote mediation

  • 25 February 2021
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Guest blog: Pupillage in a pandemic

Helena Spector, barrister at Red Lion Chambers, guest blogs on her journey to tenancy in a pandemic

  • 11 February 2021
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Guest blog: Thousands of pounds in potential funding for justice going unclaimed

Efforts are being made, with the help of the Solicitor General, to increase the use of pro bono costs orders at a time when those seeking access to justice need it more than ever, writes Greg Hodder, Head of Development at the Access to Justice Foundation

  • 11 February 2021
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Guest blog: An advocate is never too experienced to work on their technique

A new podcast series, The Advocacy Podcast, has been launched for advocates of all levels of experience to hone key skills. It’s founder and host, Bibi Badejo, a barrister at 4 Brick Court, writes that the podcast also reassures aspiring barristers and junior members of the Bar that advocates are not born; they develop with graft and guidance

  • 11 February 2021
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Guest blog: Charting a non-traditional route to the Bar

From raising funds for 9/11 victims in New York, to commuting at 4am from London to Nottingham to attend lectures, Victoria Alicea, a UK and US national currently undertaking a tax pupillage, writes about her journey to the Bar

  • 28 January 2021
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Guest blog: New Access Award ‘taster’ initiative aims to improve Bar diversity

All too often we hear that people see the Bar as a closed shop, says Amy Smith, a barrister at 9 St John Street, but “diversity at the bar really does matter,” she says in her guest blog for BarTalk, which is why the new 9SJS Access Award initiative aims to give those thinking about a career at the Bar a deep insight into what life can be like as a barrister and play its part in improving diversity in the profession

  • 14 January 2021
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Levelling the playing field in fraud – Amanda Pinto QC, Chair of the Bar

Although there are greater numbers of women getting fraud work at the junior end, we are a long way from parity, writes Chair of the Bar, Amanda Pinto QC

  • 17 December 2020
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Guest blog: 2020 – a view from a junior barrister

Barrister Tim Kiely, who manages a general criminal practice at Red Lion Chambers, looks back on 2020 - “not a year that some of us expected to survive” – giving a perspective from the junior end of the Bar

  • 10 December 2020
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Interview: Philip Dykes SC, Chair of the Council of the Hong Kong Bar Association

Mina Heung of Whitestone Chambers and member of the Bar Council’s International Committee, recently interviewed the Chair of the Council of the Hong Kong Bar Association, Philip Dykes SC, for his views on the key regulations in place in Hong Kong to assist with preventing the spread of Covid-19

  • 10 December 2020
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Guest blog: Why we cannot take our human rights for granted

Stephen Cragg QC, barrister and Vice-Chair of the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales, guest blogs for BarTalk on International Human Rights Day (10 December) on why protecting human rights and role of human rights defenders is as important as ever today

  • 10 December 2020
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Guest blog: The Lord Chancellor on investing in justice

The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, Rt Hon Robert Buckland MP, guest blogs on the coronavirus pandemic and how this shaped his priorities for the recent 2020 Spending Review

  • 10 December 2020
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Guest blog: Law Reform Essay Competition 2020 winner

Oliver Brewis, winner of the 2020 Law Reform Essay Competition, guest blogs for the Bar Council on his winning essay.

  • 4 December 2020
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Guest blog: Top tips on accessibility during the pupillage application process

Isabel Baylis gives tips for how chambers and other organisations can ensure applicants with disabilities aren't blocked off from showing their potential in recruitment processes.

  • 3 December 2020
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Guest blog: Chambers must play their part in law-dominated Social Mobility Employer Index

Sarah Atkinson, CEO of the Social Mobility Foundation, guest blogs for BarTalk on socioeconomic diversity in the legal profession, singling out the only chambers that ranked in the 2020 Social Mobility Index and giving three reasons why more chambers must join them in participating in the Index next year.

  • 26 November 2020
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Q&A: How the pandemic has made law tech a priority

Global legal tech company, ABC Legal Services’ Sascha Mehlhase, Radley Angelo and Brandon Fuller discuss how the pandemic has rapidly pushed forward technological advances that were not a priority for the legal sector in the past. They look at what it means for access to justice and practitioners

  • 26 November 2020
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Leading the charge: The international view – Bar and Young Bar Conference

Chair of the International Committee of the Bar Council, Steven Thompson QC, chaired a panel discussion entitled “Leading the Charge” at last week’s Annual Bar and Young Bar Conference, featuring speakers with huge experience in crime, commercial, chancery and family in the international sphere who set out their visions for the future

  • 26 November 2020
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Guest blog: Sean Wilson, Chair of the Government Legal Department’s Race Network

Sean Wilson, senior lawyer at the Government Legal Department and Chair of its Race Network writes about his journey to the Bar and overcoming feelings of being an outsider

  • 26 November 2020
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Guest blog: Why the CPS is working with the Bar to make the justice system a more inclusive space

Rebecca Lawrence, CEO of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), writes for Bar Talk about the work the CPS is doing to improve diversity and proportionality on the CPS external advocate panel

  • 25 November 2020
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Guest blog: Only 2% of UK courts are accessible for the disabled

New research has found that most UK courts are not accessible for the disabled. However, a new, digital tool could help disabled court users overcome some of the hurdles they face in accessing justice, says Greenlight’s Hasna Haidar

  • 12 November 2020
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Guest blog: Why the Pupillage Gateway is an essential tool for improving divsersity

Laurie-Anne Power of 25 Bedford Row and the Bar Council’s Race Working Group looks at the equality and diversity benefits of using the Bar Council’s Pupillage Gateway, and its role in promoting an accessible and inclusive profession.

  • 12 November 2020
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Guest blog: “We want to make sure women have a reason to remain at the Bar”

With the arrival of the newly-formed Themis: The Intersectional Women Barristers' Alliance, its three co-founders, Margherita Cornaglia, Ailsa McKeon and Luna Spada, guest blog for BarTalk on why intersectionality is so important in pushing for equal opportunities, equal access to the Bar and equal progression within the profession

  • 15 October 2020
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Guest blog: The expected benefits of the new Sentencing Code

Dominic Lewis and Alexandra Robson, of the Bar Council’s Law Reform Committee, look at the benefits expected of the new Sentencing Code, which began as a vast area of work for the Law Commission, and is now awaiting Royal Assent.

  • 15 October 2020
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Guest blog: Lessons learned from implementing a successful diversity initiative

Adeola Fadipe, pupil barrister at Outer Temple Chambers, writes about things she learnt when setting up her own diversity initiative, BME Legal, which can help chambers to recruit and retain diverse talent

  • 15 October 2020
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Black History Month spotlight: Diversity on the Midland Circuit

Karen Kabweru-Namulemu, Midland Circuit rep on the Bar Council’s Race Working Group, writes about local initiatives to improve racial diversity and access to the Bar in the Midlands.

  • 15 October 2020
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Guest blog: Safe Spaces – raising concerns about safety at the Bar

Sophie Garner, barrister and mediator at St Philips Chambers, writes about how the Bar Council is using Talk to Spot to paint a picture of how barristers are being put at risk in court, and how you can help real action to be taken.

  • 15 October 2020
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#IAmTheBar guest blog: Sounding different, not giving up and taking my shot

Jack Meek, pupil barrister at the Government Legal Department, writes about his experience with social mobility and his journey from Northern Ireland to the GLD, as well as why he feels an affinity with the Broadway musical “Hamilton”.

  • 17 September 2020
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Guest blog: Strictly legal – do entities offer a more positive future for the Bar?

Nigel Wallis, Director, O’Connors Legal Services Limited, looks at how in the face of legal aid cuts, the impact of the pandemic, the rise of public access and other factors, BSB entities might now be the way forward for the Bar in future.

  • 3 September 2020
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How barristers can make the most of social media

CEO of MD Communications, Melissa Davis, who prompted one-time novice turned titan of Twitter, Gerard McDermott QC to join social media, looks at how the way that barristers use social media has changed and provides tips with input from the Bar's top Twitterati on what those aspiring to build a brand on social media can learn from those already using it.

  • 3 September 2020
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Guest blog: Zimbabwe and the escalating crackdown

Michael Ivers QC, Membership Secretary of the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales, guest blogs on the increasingly concerning crackdown on dissent in Zimbabwe and what it means for human rights and the rule of law in the country.

  • 3 September 2020
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Guest blog: Life as a disabled barrister

Barrister, Sarah Phillimore guest blogs on the challenges faced as a disabled barrister and how the physical environment of most courts, and the journeys to them, act as a barrier to the physically disabled.

  • 3 September 2020
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Guest blog: Colombia, Covid-19 and the rule of law

Toby Cadman of Guernica 37 Chambers and the Bar Council’s International Committee continues the focus on Covid-19 in South America, this time considering the position in Colombia.

  • 6 August 2020
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Return to work in Chambers

A recent LPMA and IBC survey found that chambers have seen very little increase in the number of members returning to the office.

  • 2 August 2020
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Guest blog: Qualifying as a mediator with the Bar Council's acclaimed programme

Jonathan Dingle and Andrea Barnes, Joint Heads of Chambers at Normanton Chambers and Society of Mediators Course Leaders, explain why it's worth taking the Bar Council's exceptional accredited mediator training course.

  • 22 July 2020
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Guest blog: Brazil, Covid-19 and the rule of law

Frederico Singarajah of Hardwicke Chambers and the Bar Council's International Committee considers the rule of law position in Brazil.

  • 22 July 2020
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Guest blog: How will restricting jury trial and reducing jury numbers affect the delivery of justice?

Tana Adkin QC, barrister at Charter Chambers and member of the Bar Councils Retention Panel, looks in-depth at the many reasons why jury trials should not be tampered with

  • 10 July 2020
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Guest blog: Gender-bias - are you speaking the language of the legal directories?

Even the language used by referees in legal directories is gender-biased, says Melissa Davis, CEO of MD Communications, but efforts are already being made in the legal sector to challenge this subconscious bias in language, which can act as a barrier for women in law looking to progress their careers

  • 9 July 2020
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Why Hong Kong’s national security laws are incompatible with the rule of law

The Bar Council’s International Committee member, David O’Mahony, argues that Hong Kong’s national security law contains provisions that are incompatible with the rule of law

  • 9 July 2020
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Guest blog: India, Covid-19 and the rule of law

David O’Mahony of the Bar Council's International Committee and barrister at 7 Bedford Row, assesses the unfolding and complex situation in India, raising concerns as to the legal basis for the powers being exercised and the way in which they are being enforced in light of Covid-19

  • 9 July 2020
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Guest blog: Taiwan, Covid-19 and the rule of law

Simon Milnes of the Bar Council's International Committee, barrister at Twenty Essex, highlights that there is no sign of the Executive in Taiwan seeking to use the pandemic as a pretext for increasing its powers or weakening the rule of law

  • 9 July 2020
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Guest blog: Attorney General - – restoring public confidence in criminal justice

The Attorney General, Suella Braverman QC MP, guest blogs on plans to change the guidelines on disclosure and the CPIA Code in order to restore the public’s confidence in the administration of the criminal justice system.

  • 25 June 2020
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Guest blog: On the front line with Black Protest Legal Support UK

Yvonne Kramo, Black Protest Legal Support UK (BPLS) committee member, writes on how hundreds of BPLS legal observers have been assisting Black Lives Matter protestors

  • 25 June 2020
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Guest blog: Covid-19, Ghana and the rule of law

In the first of a series of articles on international perspectives on the rule of law in light of Covid-19, barrister David Owusu-Yianoma focuses on Ghana

  • 11 June 2020
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Guest blog: Social immobility in a Covid-19 era

Sailesh Mehta of Red Lion Chambers writes about how social mobility has changed since he came to the Bar and the impact Covid-19 is having on progress across the profession

  • 11 June 2020
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Young Bar blog: Supporting the Young Bar During Covid-19: Part Four

Read the latest update from Katherine Duncan & Joanne Kane, Chair and Vice-Chair of the Bar Council's Young Barristers’ Committee (YBC) on why young barristers need to take action to protect chambers from financial collapse and back a new campaign

  • 14 May 2020
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Guest blog: Bringing back trials: A look behind the scenes

Iain MacDonald, Chair of the Bar Council’s Restarting Criminal Justice Working Group gives an exclusive look behind the scenes into the work of the group and the options for bringing back jury trials safely and quickly.

  • 14 May 2020
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Guest blog: Shielding the Rule of Law from the effects of Covid-19

Steven Thompson QC, Chair of the Bar Council’s International Committee

  • 30 April 2020
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Guest blog: Covid-19, Anti Money Laundering Measures and Customer Due Diligence

Christopher Convey, Chair of the Bar Council’s Money Laundering Working Group

  • 30 April 2020
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Young Bar blog: Supporting the Young Bar During Covid-19: Part 3

Katherine Duncan and Joanne Kane, Chair and Vice-Chair respectively of the Bar Council's Young Barristers’ Committee (YBC)

  • 30 April 2020
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Guest blog: Susan Acland-Hood, CEO, HMCTS - Uniting to tackle coronavirus in our courts and tribunals

Susan Acland-Hood, Chief Executive, HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS), guest blogs for BarTalk on how HMCTS is in constant dialogue with the Bar and others to make sure the courts and tribunals keep running despite the Covid-19 crisis.

  • 16 April 2020
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Young Bar blog: Supporting the Young Bar during COVID-19 Part 2

Read the latest update from Katherine Duncan & Joanne Kane, Chair and Vice-Chair of the Young Barristers’ Committee (YBC) on their progress to ensure the safety of young barristers and pupils during the times of COVID-19

  • 2 April 2020
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Young Bar blog: Supporting the Young Bar during COVID-19

Katherine Duncan & Joanne Kane, Chair and Vice-Chair of the Young Barristers’ Committee (YBC) share how they work to ensure the safety of young barristers and pupils during the times of COVID-19

  • 26 March 2020
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Guest blog: Susan Acland-Hood, CEO, HM Courts & Tribunals Service - Unprecedented times

Susan Acland-Hood, CEO, HM Courts & Tribunals Service, blogs exclusively for BarTalk on the latest developments in the courts to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic

  • 19 March 2020
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Young Bar blog: Pupillage Interview Advice - the Best Things in Life are Free

Aspiring barristers shouldn't have to pay for help when preparing for pupillage interviews, says the Bar Council's Young Barristers' Committee

  • 13 March 2020
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Five things we did in February 2020

See a snapshot of the Bar Council's work in our feature "Five things the Bar Council did” and read the top five picks from February

  • 4 March 2020
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Learning to Mediate: A View from the Bar Council

The Bar Council’s Head of Services, Carolyn Entwistle, and Policy Analyst, Stuart McMillan, recently attended The Society of Mediators’ Foundation Mediation course to better understand the place of mediation in today’s legal market.

  • 4 March 2020
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Guest blog: Social mobility – does Oxbridge matter?

Stuart Jessop, barrister at 6 Pump Court blogs on whether his polytechnic background was a benefit or a barrier to gaining pupillage and whether the Bar needs to look more closely on whether it recruits on potential or on other factors such as age, race, gender, what school or university you went to

  • 4 March 2020
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Young Bar blog: Elevating publicly available legal resources: The Legal Design Sprint

Joanne Kane, Vice Chair of the Bar Council's Young Barristers' Committee (YBC) looks in more detail at 'legal design sprints'

  • 4 March 2020
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Regulating legal services: justice, not simplicity is the goal

The Bar Council’s Melanie Mylvaganam, Policy Manager: Regulatory Affairs, Law Reform and Ethics and Eleanore Hughes, Policy Analyst: Regulatory Affairs, Law Reform and Ethics, give an overview of the issues discussed at a recent forum.

  • 4 March 2020
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Guest blog: Solicitor General, Rt Hon Michael Ellis QC MP - Legal education can empower young people

Teaching young people about the law will create a more empowered generation

  • 26 February 2020
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Five things we did in January 2020

See a snapshot of the Bar Council's work in our feature "Five things the Bar Council did” and read the top five picks from January

  • 20 February 2020
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Legal Tech: Gamechanger or ethical dilemma?

Bar Council policy experts Melanie Mylvaganam and Stuart McMillan discuss the ethical and regulatory implications of the introduction of AI into the legal market, as well as the potential dangers.

  • 6 February 2020
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Young Bar blog: Supporting newcomers and preparing for our annual workshop

Katherine Duncan, Chair of the Bar Council's Young Barristers' Committee, blogs on what the YBC has in store for newcomers to the profession in 2020

  • 6 February 2020
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Guest blog: Lawyers in danger

Patrick Duffy, barrister and member of the Bar Council's International Committee, blogs ahead of the Day of the Endangered Lawyer (Friday 24 January) on why the dangers lawyers face in Pakistan and elsewhere across the world has consequences for the rule of law.

  • 23 January 2020
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The Young Barristers’ Committee vision for 2020

The Young Barristers’ Committee vision for 2020

  • 9 January 2020
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End of year highlights (International)

End of year round-up of highlights from the International Policy team.

  • 12 December 2019
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End of year highlights (Law Reform, Regulatory Affairs & Ethics)

End of year round-up of highlights from the Law Reform, Regulatory Affairs and Ethics Policy team.

  • 12 December 2019
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Guest blog: New client care letter and other news for Public Access barristers

Andrew Granville Stafford, member of the Bar Council, the Bar Council Ethics Committee and Chair of the Bar Council’s Direct Access Panel, blogs on new developments that public access barristers need to be aware of, including a new client care letter.

  • 12 December 2019
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End of year highlights (Legal Practice and Remuneration)

End of year round-up of highlights from the Legal Practice and Remuneration Policy team.

  • 12 December 2019
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End of year highlights (Diversity & Inclusion and CSR)

End of year round-up of highlights from the Diversity & Inclusion and CSR Policy team (which includes Education, Young Bar and Employed Bar).

  • 12 December 2019
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Guest blog: how the arbitration world can learn from civil procedure

The winner of this year’s Bar Council Law Reform essay competition, Penny Tridimas, guest blog on how the world of arbitration could learn from civil procedure to overcome shortcomings

  • 28 November 2019
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Guest blog: Karen Safo on making the Bar more inclusive

Barrister-at-law Karen Safo on what you can do to foster inclusion at the Bar

  • 14 November 2019
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Black History Month blog: It is about inclusion and belonging

Karen Safo, barrister at law and human rights activist, asks in her guest blog for BarTalk whether initiatives aimed at diversifying the profession are enough and that becoming a barrister is about feeling included and a sense of belonging

  • 31 October 2019
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Black History Month blog: How we benefit from bringing Black History Month into the workplace

Abimbola Johnson, barrister at 25 Bedford Row, writes in BarTalk on why it is important for non-black members of the profession to consider how they view Black History Month, particularly if their workplace and social circle is not particularly diverse.

  • 31 October 2019
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Black History Month blog: “There are still relatively few of us”

Barrister Miranda Grell of 10 King’s Bench Walk Chambers guest blogs for BarTalk in Black History Month on the progress as well as the remaining challenges in diversity at the Bar.

  • 31 October 2019
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Guest blog: My year as a Social Mobility Advocate

Barrister and 2018 Bar Council Social Mobility Advocate, Natasha Shotunde explains how the ‘I Am the Bar’ campaign was just the beginning in promoting equality and making the profession more accessible

  • 3 October 2019
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#IAmTheBar guest blog: Social mobility and valuing how you are different

Mass Ndow-Njie, pupil barrister at the Government Legal Department, blogs about valuing what makes you different to secure pupillage.

  • 3 October 2019
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Guest blog: UK government must prioritise legal rights of migrants in France

Axis Solicitors take a look at the latest developments in Calais for migrants, many of whom are asylum seekers trying to reach the UK, and how their rights need to be taken into account.

  • 1 September 2019
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Guest blog: Legal blogging pilot - how you can get involved

Transparency Project blogs for the Bar Council on how a new pilot is taking place which will allow lawyers to attend court “for journalistic, research or public legal educational purposes”.

  • 22 August 2019
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Guest blog: How will the UK immigration system cope with no deal Brexit?

Immigration solicitor Anne Morris and barrister Patrick Lewis ask how UK immigration reform and a no deal Brexit will be achievable when the Home Office and immigration courts are already struggling under the current status quo

  • 22 August 2019
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Guest blog: The Not-so Secret Barrister

"The reason I want to be a barrister is this: the feeling of being able to guide people through what will probably be the highest highs of their lives, or their lowest lows"

  • 14 July 2019
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Guest blog: Improving the way barristers get paid in civil and family cases

The Legal Aid Agency’s (LAA) Antony Leal guest blogs for BarTalk on the progress made in key meetings between the LAA, the Bar Council and Family Law Bar Association

  • 11 July 2019
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The Bar 'what' fee?

What's in a name? Commercial Director Dr Isabel DiVanna is looking for a new, more appropriate name for the Bar Representation Fee (BRF)

  • 27 June 2019
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Red Lion Chambers & #IAmTheBar 'open doors' to the Bar

Highlights from the first of an innovative approach to making the profession more socially mobile

  • 13 June 2019
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Strengthening the Bar through research

New approach to gaining insights to the Bar

  • 29 May 2019
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Guest blog: Susan Acland-Hood, Chief Executive of HMCTS

Susan Acland-Hood, Chief Executive of HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) on working with the Bar Council on improving court security and easier access for legal professionals

  • 16 May 2019
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Guest blog: New transparency rules imminent

Andrew Granville Stafford, Chair of the Direct Access Panel blogs on the new BSB rules aiming to improve transparency in the areas of price, service and redress for the benefit of barristers’ clients.

  • 15 May 2019
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Thank you from the Bar Council

Dr Isabel DiVanna, Commercial Director at the Bar Council explains why the support barristers have pledged to the Bar Council is so important.

  • 2 May 2019
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Guest blog: New Domestic Abuse Bill fails to protect migrants

J.S. von Dacre of the Immigration Advice Service guest blogs for the Bar Council on the government’s new Domestic Abuse Bill and gives an analysis of the protections the Bill provides for refugee and migrant victims of domestic abuse.

  • 18 April 2019
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Guest blog: From words to action: diversity at the Bar

Radcliffe Chambers barrister Kate Selway tells us about a new chambers diversity initiative which she helped to develop and which recently won “Bar diversity and inclusion initiative of the year” at this year’s Diversity Legal Awards.

  • 18 April 2019
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