Contributing Writers

  • 1 March 2018 - Barrister and Bar Human Rights Committee (BHRC) member, Zimran Samuel of Doughty Street Chambers, guest blogs on the strides made by the BHRC in addressing and protecting against the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

  • 1 March 2018 - Chair of the Bar Human Rights Committee (BHRC) answers five key questions from a personal and professional perspective on her involvement with the BHRC.

  • 1 March 2018 - Attorney-General The Rt Hon. Jeremy Wright QC MP answers the question that has been the subject of much contention as Brexit draws ever closer, and explains how it affects the very fabric of British society.

  • 1 March 2018 - Payam Akhavan LLM SJD, Professor of International Law at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and a Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, explains to the Bar Council how his exile from Iran as a child led to a lifelong search for justice through a career acting as the first Legal Advisor to the Prosecutor's Office of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia at The Hague, serving with the UN in Rwanda, Cambodia, Guatemala, and Timor Leste and appearing as counsel before international law courts worldwide.

  • 1 March 2018 - Amanda Pinto QC, Chair of the Bar Council’s International Committee, explains why practice area plays no part in the need for the Bar's voice to speak up as one for the rule of law and rights injustices globally.

  • 1 March 2018 - Barrister Mark Cunningham QC of Maitland Chambers reflects on the late Sir Henry Brooke, his commitment to the rule of law and his role as the founding President of the Alliance for Lawyers at Risk.

  • 1 March 2018 - Barrister Baroness Chakrabarti, CBE, guest blogs for the Bar Council, seeking answers from the legal world and giving her view on how to address the vast issue of gender equality and protect the rule of law from "enemies of the people cynicism".

  • 22 February 2018 - GDPR: The Melodrama Part 1