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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.

  • 4 December 2020
  • Blog

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.

  • 3 December 2020
  • Blog

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

  • 30 November 2020
  • Guidance

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

  • 26 November 2020
  • Blog

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

  • 26 November 2020
  • Blog

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.

  • 26 November 2020
  • Blog

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

  • 26 November 2020
  • Blog

Guest blog: Why the CPS is working with the Bar to make the justice system a more inclusive space

Rebecca Lawrence, CEO of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), writes for Bar Talk about the work the CPS is doing to improve diversity and proportionality on the CPS external advocate panel

  • 25 November 2020
  • Blog

Transition FAQs - Part II Case Management

  • 17 November 2020
  • Guidance

Pump Court (no deadline)

Pump Court Chambers’ busy Family Team is looking for an able and enthusiastic 3rd-six pupil to work on the London, Western and South Eastern Circuits, with a view to tenancy. The work will include a large proportion of matrimonial finance, TOLATA and children law both public and private.

  • 16 November 2020
  • Third six vacancy

Pump Court (no deadline)

Pump Court Chambers’ busy criminal team is looking for an able and enthusiastic third-six pupil, to work in London and on the Western Circuit, typically in Winchester, Southampton and Bournemouth, with a view to tenancy.

  • 16 November 2020
  • Third six vacancy

Pump Court (no deadline)

Pump Court Chambers' busy family team is looking for an able and enthusiastic 3rd-six pupil to work both on the Western and South Eastern Circuits.

  • 16 November 2020
  • Third six vacancy

Guest blog: Why the Pupillage Gateway is an essential tool for improving divsersity

Laurie-Anne Power of 25 Bedford Row and the Bar Council’s Race Working Group looks at the equality and diversity benefits of using the Bar Council’s Pupillage Gateway, and its role in promoting an accessible and inclusive profession.

  • 12 November 2020
  • Blog

Guest blog: Only 2% of UK courts are accessible for the disabled

New research has found that most UK courts are not accessible for the disabled. However, a new, digital tool could help disabled court users overcome some of the hurdles they face in accessing justice, says Greenlight’s Hasna Haidar

  • 12 November 2020
  • Blog