Barristers volunteer to the tune of over £2million in 2018

Access to justice charities celebrates Volunteers Week!     Barristers volunteering through Advocate (the new name for the Bar Pro Bono Unit) in 2018 gave over 10,000 hours of legal help, equating to just...

Call for Evidence to help improve BSB Handbook

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) is today calling for evidence to help it scope a planned review of the BSB Handbook - the document which includes the Code of...

Fixing judicial remuneration key to recruitment and retention challenge

  Following today’s announcement by the Lord Chancellor that the government is to take immediate action to address issues with the judicial pensions scheme, Miles Celic, Chief Executive Officer, TheCityUK said: “The UK’s...

Women in the Law UK to expand into Birmingham and Glasgow this month

  03 June 2019: Women in the Law UK, a professional development and support organisation for female lawyers, will hold its first events in...

The criminal law disclosure process – why is the system failing?

The disclosure process asks police and prosecutors to shoot themselves in the foot, by assisting the defence. They should be proud to do so. For, in so...

Unlike some, I am not upset by the increases for the CPS employees

On the 12 March 2019 the news broke that the First Division Association (FDA), the trade union representing civil servants including employees of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), had...