Simply the Best?

The law is a profession that is based on individual talent. Achievement and attainment are a key part of preparation for entry into the Bar and law firms. It is…

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A Paperless Pandemic?

The Covid-19 pandemic has left barristers, like so many others, stumbling through a new world of remote working. Ross Birkbeck is a barrister at Old Square Tax Chambers, and the…

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BSB conditionally authorises Manchester Metropolitan University to deliver new Bar training provision

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has today announced that it has conditionally authorised Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) to deliver the vocational component of Bar training from September. Under the new Bar…

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The Access to Justice Foundation launches ‘Go the Extra Mile for Justice’ fundraising campaign to replace 2020 legal walks

The Access to Justice Foundation (ATJF) has today, Monday 6th July, announced the launch of its new fundraising campaign, ‘Go the Extra Mile for Justice’, an initiative designed to raise money for…

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Why a stronger independent Bar, fit for purpose in the 21st Century will emerge from the Covid-19 crisis

A new report from the Bar Council has warned that barristers face an ‘'existential threat'. Commenting on the report, Bill Braithwaite QC, Head of Chambers at “Northern Powerhouse” Exchange Chambers…

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Chair of the Bar’s update: Attending court in person, extend hours, jury trials, ‘Space workers’ vs. barristers

Dear all, With barely a blink and not much sleep, the halfway point of my year as Chair of the Bar has passed. The last fortnight has been eventful, if…

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