2017

  • 20 July 2017 - Matthew Gowen, Barrister within the Birketts’ Corporate Criminal Defence Team explains what being named ‘Employed Advocate of the Year’ at the inaugural Bar Council Employed Bar Awards means to him and why recognition is so important for barristers working in-house in the public, private and the third sector.

  • 15 June 2017 - Why is the Ministry of Justice mustard keen on virtual justice for defendants?

  • 15 June 2017 - Accountants and barristers working together for a brighter future

  • 15 June 2017 - Daniel ShenSmith, Co-Founder ShenSmith Law, explains why alternative business structures and licensed bodies are good for the Bar. 

  • 15 June 2017 - The Bar Council's IT Panel says the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is cracking down on data protection lapses and barristers need to make sure they comply with notification processes or risk a hefty fine. 

  • 1 June 2017 - Rachel Crasnow QC of Cloisters Chambers guest blogs for the Bar Council on a recent Employment Law Bar Association (ELBA) wellbeing event.

  • 1 June 2017 - Barrister and Parliamentary candidate Isabelle Parasram gives an insider’s view of what it is like to run for election. 

  • 18 May 2017 - Benjamin Thiele-Long, barrister and Account Director at Infinite Global, says that for a long time now, media relations and marketing functions have been a permanent fixture in solicitors’ firms through a combination of internal teams and expert external advisers. So why, given that both professions are fighting in an equally crowded space to maintain a steady flow of work, is this not the same for barristers’ chambers?