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...

A Fine Example of a Broken System

Though it’s approaching four years since the world as we then knew, was plunged into chaos, think back to March 2020 and just how...

The international law elephant in the  unilateral sanctions room.

    By Anna Rubbi,  Guernica 37 Chambers How do UK sanctions against Russia measure up against international law, and the principles of state sovereignty and non-intervention...

Matt Hutchings KC on a year of moonlighting as a climate activist while practising as a lawyer

Around a year ago, I became involved with a group of lawyers who were determined to do something about the climate and ecological crises....

Bullying and Respect at Work

Genuine equality requires that all people be protected from harassment at work whatever their personal characteristics. Currently the law offers better protection to some...

A steady and sure hand after some turbulence!

An interview with the Attorney General for England and Wales, Rt Hon Victoria Prentis KC MP By Phillip Taylor MBE, Richmond Green Chambers, Reviews...

Routes and Obstacles to Obtaining British Citizenship for Children

By Isabella Reynard, Pupil Barrister, Richmond Chambers The benefits of obtaining British citizenship can be extensive for many who have sought stability in a country...

The Artificial Revolution

I feel as if as I start this article I should apologise. What I am about to write might shock or dismay some readers. In...

“I cannot reveal my sources”: R (LXP) v Central Criminal Court [2023] EWHC 2824 (Admin)

By Anthony James, criminal and regulatory barrister at Mountford Chambers. On 10 November 2023, the High Court handed down a decision regarding the legality of...

“A timely reminder: Risk Identification and Mitigation”

   I often, as many of us do, find myself talking to a parent in conference. So often I hear myself saying to clients that...

Bar Council commits to address inappropriate behaviour at the Bar

The Bar Council has published new research findings showing increasing numbers of barristers have had their professional lives made more difficult because of inappropriate...

A positive professional identity: Maximising your legal career & well-being

By Rachel Spearing, Barrister at Serjeants’ Inn Chambers and Visiting Fellow of Bond University in Australia Globally the legal profession has become increasingly aware that...

The Secret of Good Advocacy: Show Don’t Tell

  By Alexander Chandler KC Barristers who sit part-time as judges gain several advantages: an insight into the workings of the court system, an understanding of...

Barristers support Black History Month with historic play

Barristers on the Northern Circuit are marking Black History Month by supporting a historic play at St George’s Hall in Liverpool. Just An Ordinary Lawyer is...

We are All Trudi Warner! Promoting the Rights of Jurors in the Twenty First Century

By Richard Vogler, Professor of Comparative Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, University of Sussex George Orwell noticed the tendency of repressive law to degenerate into...

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