Contributing Writers

  • 12 October 2017 - Defying death threats in the name of justice - Iranian lawyer, former Judge & Nobel Peace Prize Winner Dr Shirin Ebadi, will give the 11th Bar Council International Rule of Law Lecturer on 9 November in Middle Temple Hall

  • 12 October 2017 - The Bar Council's IT Panel blogs on the importance of GDPR for the Bar and what help is now available

  • 12 October 2017 - Why barristers have a vital role to play on the Judicial Appointments Commission

  • 3 August 2017 - Ahead of a seminar on Violence Against Women on 23 September, Neelam Sarkaria, barrister and Vice President of the Association of Women Barristers, guest blogs on why the need to educate legal professionals to develop their confidence and understanding is key to achieving successful outcomes for victims of gender based violence.

  • 20 July 2017 - Matthew Gowen, Barrister within the Birketts’ Corporate Criminal Defence Team explains what being named ‘Employed Advocate of the Year’ at the inaugural Bar Council Employed Bar Awards means to him and why recognition is so important for barristers working in-house in the public, private and the third sector.

  • 20 July 2017 - Wellbeing and Life Coach, Kuki Taylor says that anyone promising you the moon when it comes to wellbeing support is probably not to be trusted. Here she shares her top tips for choosing the right kind of support.

  • 15 June 2017 - The Bar Council's IT Panel says the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is cracking down on data protection lapses and barristers need to make sure they comply with notification processes or risk a hefty fine. 

  • 15 June 2017 - Daniel ShenSmith, Co-Founder ShenSmith Law, explains why alternative business structures and licensed bodies are good for the Bar.