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Keeping court bundles safe from the dark web

Recently, dozens of court bundles containing sensitive...

 Access and progression: My journey to the Bar

 Francesca Gardner is a barrister at Kings...

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Retained EU Law Bill will damage UK’s reputation, says Bar Council

Ahead of the second reading of the Retained EU Law Bill in the House of Lords on Monday, the Bar Council has welcomed the...

Keeping court bundles safe from the dark web

Recently, dozens of court bundles containing sensitive personal data were leaked on the dark web after cyber criminals hacked into one of the country’s...

 Access and progression: My journey to the Bar

 Francesca Gardner is a barrister at Kings Chamber which operates out of Chambers in Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham. Here she discusses race and social...

Youth Remand and the impact of the PCSC Act 2022

By John-Paul MacNamara, Lecturer, City Law School, Barrister (Door Tenant), 33 Bedford Row Many of us in criminal practice can remember the enactment of LASPO...

The collapse of FTX – the epitome of corporate failure

The collapse of FTX exchange continues to shake global confidence in cryptocurrencies. The 30 year-old CEO of FTX, Sam Bankman-Fried has pleaded not guilty...

Cause of Death: Procedure, Inquests and Implications

Inspired by the recent death of Queen Elizabeth II and publication of her death certificate, a discussion of the procedures which follow death, an...

BSB publishes its Report on Diversity at the Bar 2022

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has  published a summary of the latest available diversity data for the Bar. Overall, the data shows the continuation in 2022...

Re-thinking litigation workflows for the 21st century

When I started my career as a barrister in the early 1990s, many of our working practices had been unchanged for decades, in some...

Mentoring: how a handful of hours a year can help transform fair access to the Bar

Almost everyone at the Bar of 2022 will be acutely aware of the need to improve diversity in our profession, none more so than...

How the Legal Profession has Become a Complex Legal Ecosystem

By Richard Palmer, Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting The emergence of alternative legal and non-legal providers in recent years, alongside the increased need for technology,...

“Disability is not a barrier to success” – supporting neurodiversity in law at the University of Hertfordshire  

By Mark Turnbull, publishing manager, barrister magazine Many neurodivergent law students are not getting the support they need, which is impacting on their future career...

Computer Evidence: presume nothing, trust no software or data, engage an expert.  Costly?  Just look at the cost if you don’t.

Challenging the reliability of AI and other complex multi-connected intelligent computer systems will become of fundamental importance as businesses and society move rapidly towards...

Breaking the bias: What a real barrister looks like

‘sorry love which barrister are you doing work experience with?’ ‘if you just wait there until your barrister arrives’ ‘if you’re just here to take notes,...

Is your expert an expert?

By Mr R Scott-Watson, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Expert Witness & Disability Analyst APIL Expert The Civil Procedure Rules came into force in 1999. Coincidentally the need for...

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