Tag: Bar Council

New report reveals practice areas most and least impacted by pandemic

Downturn in areas including litigation, property and immigration, while employment, commercial, tax, and risk & compliance thrive

May 5 2021 9:36am

Pupillage seekers jump by 50% during pandemic

Over 3,300 wannabe barristers applied for 246 training spots this year

Apr 28 2021 10:33am

Research: Fifth of barristers want to quit profession as debt and stress levels soar

Barristers at 'breaking point' and in urgent need of support, Bar Council chief warns

Jan 25 2021 9:34am

Netflix’s Top Boy uses sold off crown court to film legal scenes — as criminal case backlog hits 457,518

Blackfriars Crown Court flogged for a reported £65 million in 2019

Jan 21 2021 11:37am

A brief history of legal aid

Oxford University law graduate Jordan Briggs considers how we got to a point where the civil legal aid system is ‘running on an empty tank’

Jan 19 2021 10:34am

Top QC under fire for suggesting pupil barristers should have ‘well polished shoes’ and a ‘proper haircut’

Former Bar Council chief Richard Atkins apologises for posting tweet quoting recently deceased judge

Nov 16 2020 12:47pm

Junior barrister hits back at Boris Johnson’s ‘hamstrung’ justice comment in viral Twitter thread

PM waded into government's 'lefty lawyers' saga yesterday

Oct 7 2020 10:56am

Law Society: Lawyers could face physical attacks following Home Secretary speech

Priti Patel lashed out at 'lefty lawyers' and 'do-gooders' during conference address

Oct 6 2020 10:46am

Junior criminal barristers earning less than minimum wage, Bar Council warns

Forced to take second and even third jobs to 'make ends meet'

Oct 2 2020 9:26am

Bar Council rejects Henry Hendron’s election nomination after filing application one minute late

Controversial barrister says he’s ‘taking the matter to court next week’

Sep 25 2020 2:08pm

Bar Council clarifies position on whether law centres are proper lawyers

Statement on coronavirus funding sparks commotion online

May 6 2020 1:49pm

Bar bigwigs take temporary pay cuts in wake of COVID-19

Bar Council and BSB tighten belts as they brace for ‘significant drop in income’

Apr 30 2020 2:03pm

Research: Over 70% of young barristers won’t survive six months in practice

Bar Council warns future of the bar looks 'bleak' in wake of pandemic

Apr 28 2020 9:12am

30% of pupillage places in limbo, COVID-19 survey finds

Barrister hopefuls face anxious wait

Apr 3 2020 10:34am

COVID-19: Financial uncertainty and tech woes force chambers to delay pupillage interviews

But majority to go ahead as planned, says Bar Council

Mar 27 2020 9:15am

COVID-19: MoJ lists which lawyers are ‘key workers’

Their children can attend school or nursery from today

Mar 23 2020 11:53am

London commercial set reverses decision to cancel pupillage recruitment round

Henderson Chambers says it will now defer interviews until summer following discussions with Bar Council

Mar 20 2020 11:38am

Skype hearings require ‘more careful thought’ — regardless of benefit to barristers

'Communicating with someone on a screen just isn’t the same', says Bar Council bigwig Athena Markides

Nov 25 2019 1:30pm