Legal counsel on the Coronation Street cobbles for life support storyline

Two legal experts have been advising Coronation Street scriptwriters and researchers as character Leanne Battersby battles to keep her son Oliver on life support against the advice of the hospital. Child law expert Lorraine Cavanagh QC, of St John’s Buildings Barristers Chambers, and…

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Louis Browne QC delivers Opening Statement on behalf of University of Salford at Manchester Arena Inquiry

The public inquiry into the Manchester Arena terror attack continued yesterday with Louis Browne QC from Exchange Chambers delivering his Opening Statement on behalf of the University of Salford. Louis…

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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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