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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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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#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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