Thursday, May 30, 2024

BSB launches its Anti-Racist Strategy 2024-2027

Following on from the publication of its Anti-Racist...

The State of English Justice

“Oh dear, how sad, never mind.”  This...

BSB implements amendments to widen its powers to protect the public

In June 2023, the BSB issued a consultation...

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Looking Beyond The Picture: How To Trust Video Evidence

By David Spreadborough, Certified Forensic Video Analyst I last wrote here for the Easter term of The Barrister in 2018 and honestly, where has the time gone? Considering all the troubles over the last two years though, it is not...

The Power of Patterns in Forensics

By Professor Angela Gallop CBE, Group CEO at Forensic Access Ltd  Patterns can change the...

As with most things, the cheapest option is not always the best

Price is currently the main deciding factor for the instruction of an expert witness...

All bark no bite: will a new offence reduce companion animal abduction?

By Samuel March, Barrister at 9 King’s Bench Walk “I read a learned article by some lawyer saying we should not bother about pet theft....

Barrister Link Shortlisted for ‘Excellence in Innovation’ at East Midlands Chamber Business Awards

Barrister Link is delighted to announce its shortlisting for the prestigious 'Excellence in Innovation' award at the East Midlands Chamber Business Awards. This recognition...

AI, the EU and US

I cannot pretend I know much about AI because whenever I attempt to Youtube my way into the subject, the examples of its potential...

When is Without Prejudice really Without Prejudice?

By Suliat Jimoh, Paralegal at Winckworth Sherwood  The recent cases of Scheldebouw v Evanson  and Meaker v Cyxtera Tech UK Ltd  have served as reminders of how...

Failure to prevent fraud – a new criminal offence for big business

At a time where fraud was found to have been the most common criminal offence committed in England as of September 2002, the UK...

Where did Part 35 go?

It has always been a bug bear of mine that in The Apprentice the business plans are not examined until the end of the...

The Human Rights Act 1998 and the IPT’s attempt to strike a satisfactory balance between national security and human rights through the Liberty v...

 By Rabiath Juliette Berphine Emmanuel , Consultant for the Culture sector of UNESCO in Congo Brazzaville, University of Kent LLM honors graduate in International...

Diversity at the Bar – Social Mobility

  By Jonathan McDonnell​, barrister, Park Square Barristers This short article focuses on social mobility at the Bar. Specifically, it talks about my experiences as a...

Being a Barrister: New Beginnings

By Chevan Ilangaratne - Employment and PI/Clinical Negligence Barrister at St Philips Chambers For me, and I suspect many others, the nerves and excitement...

The state of Protest

By Alexander McColl, Pupil Barrister at Garden Court North Chambers Protest is as fundamental to and as inextricable from the foundational principles of liberal democracy...

Three things I wish I had known before joining the Commercial Bar

After a year of pupillage and some months into tenancy, there is still a lot that I do not know about the commercial and...

The use of experts in private children law family disputes involving allegations of parental alienation

By Frankie Shama, barrister, 4PB, London Parental alienation has been defined by the Court of Appeal in Re S (Parental Alienation: Cult) EWCA Civ...

The Public Order Bill: a lesson in legislative irony

The right to peaceful protest is one that we, members of an elective and representative democracy, often take for granted. Its existence constitutes one...

Complaint handling – the Legal Ombudsman’s perspective

What is the Legal Ombudsman? For those who don’t know who we are or what we do, we are the Ombudsman, the independent and impartial...

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