Guest blog: How will restricting jury trial and reducing jury numbers affect the delivery of justice?

Tana Adkin QC, barrister at Charter Chambers and member of the Bar Councils Retention Panel, looks in-depth at the many reasons why jury trials should not be tampered with

  • 10 July 2020
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Guest blog: Gender-bias - are you speaking the language of the legal directories?

Even the language used by referees in legal directories is gender-biased, says Melissa Davis, CEO of MD Communications, but efforts are already being made in the legal sector to challenge this subconscious bias in language, which can act as a barrier for women in law looking to progress their careers

  • 9 July 2020
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Guest blog: India, Covid-19 and the rule of law

David O’Mahony of the Bar Council's International Committee and barrister at 7 Bedford Row, assesses the unfolding and complex situation in India, raising concerns as to the legal basis for the powers being exercised and the way in which they are being enforced in light of Covid-19

  • 9 July 2020
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Guest blog: Taiwan, Covid-19 and the rule of law

Simon Milnes of the Bar Council's International Committee, barrister at Twenty Essex, highlights that there is no sign of the Executive in Taiwan seeking to use the pandemic as a pretext for increasing its powers or weakening the rule of law

  • 9 July 2020
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Why Hong Kong’s national security laws are incompatible with the rule of law

The Bar Council’s International Committee member, David O’Mahony, argues that Hong Kong’s national security law contains provisions that are incompatible with the rule of law

  • 9 July 2020
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Thomas More Chambers (deadline 31 July 2020)

Thomas More Chambers is a leading common law set, now inviting applications for third six pupillage from pupils who wish to develop a mixed criminal and civil practice.

  • 8 July 2020
  • Third six vacancy

New research reveals full impact of Covid-19 restrictions on the self-employed Bar

Government support for the self-employed haven't worked

  • 1 July 2020
  • Press release

Henderson Chambers (deadline 13 July 2020)

Henderson Chambers is inviting applications for a Third Six to start in Autumn 2020.

  • 26 June 2020
  • Third six vacancy

Guest blog: Attorney General - – restoring public confidence in criminal justice

The Attorney General, Suella Braverman QC MP, guest blogs on plans to change the guidelines on disclosure and the CPIA Code in order to restore the public’s confidence in the administration of the criminal justice system.

  • 25 June 2020
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Guest blog: On the front line with Black Protest Legal Support UK

Yvonne Kramo, Black Protest Legal Support UK (BPLS) committee member, writes on how hundreds of BPLS legal observers have been assisting Black Lives Matter protestors

  • 25 June 2020
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Lawyers virtually celebrate #LegalPride2020

  • 11 June 2020
  • Press release

Guest blog: Covid-19, Ghana and the rule of law

In the first of a series of articles on international perspectives on the rule of law in light of Covid-19, barrister David Owusu-Yianoma focuses on Ghana

  • 11 June 2020
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Guest blog: Social immobility in a Covid-19 era

Sailesh Mehta of Red Lion Chambers writes about how social mobility has changed since he came to the Bar and the impact Covid-19 is having on progress across the profession

  • 11 June 2020
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