Guest blog: A novel idea - book recommendations for aspiring barristers

What books should aspiring barristers read? That is the question addressed in a new blog post by Jack Meek, one of the Bar Council’s Social Mobility Advocates

  • 13 January 2022
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Guest blog: The good, the bad and the diversity of social media

Keith Hardie, Partner at MD Communications, the boutique, global reputation and communications consultancy working for the legal and professional service sectors, gives his insights into the recent Bar and Young Bar Conference session he chaired on social media

  • 2 December 2021
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Guest blog: Race discrimination – “The law is an incredibly powerful tool for holding bodies to account”

Jabeer Butt OBE, Chief Executive of the Race Equality Foundation, guest blogs for BarTalk on the importance of providing funding for legal challenges in race discrimination, how it can drive every employer and public service to understand their responsibilities and the consequences for not following the law in relation to race, and how a new initiative has been established for legal practitioners to secure financial assistance for their clients in race discrimination cases.

  • 2 December 2021
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Guest blog: From Iceland to the Bering Straits

As a rank-and-file practitioner working at the Court for 30 years, Bill Bowring, argues that the Court of the Council of Europe is the most effective mechanism in the world for protecting human rights.

  • 2 December 2021
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Guest blog: Law reform - Drug Consumption Rooms a key weapon in war on drugs?

Effective drug abuse initiatives such as Drug Consumption Rooms must be explored if the UK drugs crisis is to be effectively tackled, says this year’s Bar Council Law Reform Essay Competition winner, Joseph Lord, in a blog based on his winning entry.

  • 2 December 2021
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Guest blog: “Encouraged and focused” despite the Bar’s challenges

Francesca Kirby, criminal barrister at Red Lion Chambers, shares her experiences of this year’s Annual Bar and Young Bar Conference, which took place on 17-20 November, and the fact that, despite the challenges faced by today’s Bar she came away from the conference reinvigorated and hopeful

  • 2 December 2021
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