Guest blog: Law Reform Essay Competition 2020 winner

Oliver Brewis, winner of the 2020 Law Reform Essay Competition, guest blogs for the Bar Council on his winning essay.

Guest blog: Top tips on accessibility during the pupillage application process

Isabel Baylis gives tips for how chambers and other organisations can ensure applicants with disabilities aren't blocked off from showing their potential in recruitment processes.

Bar Council Race Awareness Training Guide - 2020 three part course

Guidance and materials for delivering the Bar Council's three-part Race Awareness training course in your organisation

Q&A: How the pandemic has made law tech a priority

Global legal tech company, ABC Legal Services’ Sascha Mehlhase, Radley Angelo and Brandon Fuller discuss how the pandemic has rapidly pushed forward technological advances that were not a priority for the legal sector in the past. They look at what it means for access to justice and practitioners

Leading the charge: The international view – Bar and Young Bar Conference

Chair of the International Committee of the Bar Council, Steven Thompson QC, chaired a panel discussion entitled “Leading the Charge” at last week’s Annual Bar and Young Bar Conference, featuring speakers with huge experience in crime, commercial, chancery and family in the international sphere who set out their visions for the future

Guest blog: Sean Wilson, Chair of the Government Legal Department’s Race Network

Sean Wilson, senior lawyer at the Government Legal Department and Chair of its Race Network writes about his journey to the Bar and overcoming feelings of being an outsider

Spending Review: Justice funding boost “must not be a flash in the pan”

Guest blog: Chambers must play their part in law-dominated Social Mobility Employer Index

Sarah Atkinson, CEO of the Social Mobility Foundation, guest blogs for BarTalk on socioeconomic diversity in the legal profession, singling out the only chambers that ranked in the 2020 Social Mobility Index and giving three reasons why more chambers must join them in participating in the Index next year.