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1 Essex Court (deadline 30 November)

1 Essex Court, a thriving chancery/commercial set based in the Temple, are inviting applications for a third six pupillage with a view to tenancy.

  • 21 September 2020
  • Third six vacancy

Chair of the Bar: The Law Officers must defend the rule of law, even when it is unpopular with the Government

Amanda Pinto QC, Chair of the Bar, says that even with the latest amendments to the Internal Market Bill, the rule of law and the UK's reputation remains under threat

  • 18 September 2020
  • Press release

#IAmTheBar guest blog: Sounding different, not giving up and taking my shot

Jack Meek, pupil barrister at the Government Legal Department, writes about his experience with social mobility and his journey from Northern Ireland to the GLD, as well as why he feels an affinity with the Broadway musical “Hamilton”.

  • 17 September 2020
  • Blog

New sentencing plans “not the answer to restoring public trust”

The Bar Council says new Government plans for tougher sentencing are not the answer to restoring public trust in the justice system

  • 15 September 2020
  • Press release

Covid-19 creating new challenges for social mobility at the Bar

Bar Council campaign grows by 10 more barristers as new Leadership Programme announced

  • 14 September 2020
  • Press release

Guest blog: Strictly legal – do entities offer a more positive future for the Bar?

Nigel Wallis, Director, O’Connors Legal Services Limited, looks at how in the face of legal aid cuts, the impact of the pandemic, the rise of public access and other factors, BSB entities might now be the way forward for the Bar in future.

  • 3 September 2020
  • Blog

Guest blog: Life as a disabled barrister

Barrister, Sarah Phillimore guest blogs on the challenges faced as a disabled barrister and how the physical environment of most courts, and the journeys to them, act as a barrier to the physically disabled.

  • 3 September 2020
  • Blog

How barristers can make the most of social media

CEO of MD Communications, Melissa Davis, who prompted one-time novice turned titan of Twitter, Gerard McDermott QC to join social media, looks at how the way that barristers use social media has changed and provides tips with input from the Bar's top Twitterati on what those aspiring to build a brand on social media can learn from those already using it.

  • 3 September 2020
  • Blog

Guest blog: Zimbabwe and the escalating crackdown

Michael Ivers QC, Membership Secretary of the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales, guest blogs on the increasingly concerning crackdown on dissent in Zimbabwe and what it means for human rights and the rule of law in the country.

  • 3 September 2020
  • Blog

Chair of the Bar comments on lawyers in Turkey

  • 28 August 2020
  • Press release