#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: 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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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: 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: 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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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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