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Queen Square Chambers (no deadline)

Queen Square Chambers is a common law set, with a busy criminal department, based in the heart of Bristol, a city which has recently been voted the best place to live in the UK. We are actively seeking applications from those wishing to pursue a career at the criminal bar.

  • 13 April 2021
  • Third six vacancy

‘Census' for barristers due to launch to help shape profession's priorities

Barristers in England and Wales will be invited to play their part in shaping the way their representative body, the Bar Council, supports the profession’s needs by completing a survey about their working lives

  • 8 April 2021
  • Press release

Guest blog: New court hijab goes beyond professional attire for Muslim women at the Bar

Barrister Maryam Mir of Doughty Street Chambers guest blogs for BarTalk on how her reacquaintance with a university friend and founder of Ivy & Normanton, Karlia Lykourgou, led to the creation of the new court hijab

  • 8 April 2021
  • Blog

Guest blog: Stammering and the criminal justice system

Esther Pritchard, a University of Sheffield law graduate and person who stammers, and her past speech and language therapist (SLT), Jennifer Short, explore the issues that people who stammer can encounter within in the criminal justice system, and what can be done to overcome obstacles

  • 8 April 2021
  • Blog

Erimus Chambers (no deadline)

Erimus Chambers are an established set with members practising throughout London, The South East, The South West and The Midlands.

  • 1 April 2021
  • Third six vacancy

Bar Council says new Lords report shows "neglected and diminished" justice system

The Bar Council responds to new report on Covid-19 and the courts

  • 30 March 2021
  • Press release

Six Pump Court (deadline 30 April 2021)

Chambers invites applications from criminal practitioners who have completed pupillage (or who will shortly do so) and seek to establish themselves in practice on the South Eastern Circuit.

  • 29 March 2021
  • Third six vacancy

Bar Council response to sanctions by Chinese government

Chair of the Bar Derek Sweeting QC comments on news of sanctions .

  • 26 March 2021
  • Press release

Bar Council steps in over inconsistent harassment sanctions regime

The Bar Council writes to BSB and BTAS over ongoing issues with investigations and sanctions in harassment cases

  • 26 March 2021
  • Press release

Guest blog: “Forget the guilt and take action” - becoming an anti-racist advocate for the Bar

Barrister Professor Leslie Thomas QC says the profession as a whole has to ask meaningful questions about racism and what it means to lead an anti-racist life

  • 25 March 2021
  • Blog

Bar Council responds to PAC report on impact of Covid-19 on courts

The Bar Council calls for weaknesses across the whole justice system to be addressed.

  • 24 March 2021
  • Press release

Bar Council: Judicial review is a "national asset" for British citizens

Bar Council responds to Ministry of Justice plans to reform judicial review

  • 19 March 2021
  • Press release

New survey shows effect of pandemic on pupils

The pupil survey offers insights into the sustainability of the profession, as well as the quality of the training and supervision being experienced.

  • 18 March 2021
  • Press release

International Women's Day Q&A: Kate Bex QC

We asked five women at the Bar from a range of backgrounds and seniority to share their thoughts on IWD - including their professional achievements, advice and the biggest change they want to see at the Bar.

  • 8 March 2021
  • Blog

Guest blog: ‘This is not about us’ - complacency about the Bar’s gender pay gap

Allison Clare QC of Red Lion Chambers writes that although the optics look much improved on gender pay parity at the Bar, the data tells a less positive story. Writing for the Bar Council on International Women's Day, Allison provides some top tips on cutting the gap

  • 8 March 2021
  • Blog

International Women's Day Q&A: Susanna McGibbon

We asked five women at the Bar from a range of backgrounds and seniority to share their thoughts on IWD - including their professional achievements, advice and the biggest change they want to see at the Bar.

  • 8 March 2021
  • Blog

International Women's Day Q&A: Teniola Onabanjo

We asked five women at the Bar from a range of backgrounds and seniority to share their thoughts on IWD - including their professional achievements, advice and the biggest change they want to see at the Bar.

  • 8 March 2021
  • Blog