Contributing Writers

  • 10 December 2018 - 70 years ago today, the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The principles enshrined in the Declaration are as relevant today as there were in 1948, and the Bar Council will continue to voice its concerns and advocate on behalf of lawyers whose human rights are in peril.

  • 22 November 2018 - Testing early and late sittings in civil and family courts

  • 8 November 2018 - Cathryn McGahey QC, Vice Chair of the Bar Council Ethics Committee and member of Temple Garden Chambers, on the importance of the Ethical Enquiries Service

  • 5 November 2018 - If you were wondering why and how Justice Week came about, this short blog by Sam Mercer, who is one of the organisers, explains the origins and thinking behind this new initiative.

  • 5 November 2018 - Timed to coincide with Justice Week, MPs considered the future of legal aid in a Westminster Hall debate, led by barrister Andy Slaughter MP on Thursday. This was a better and more informed examination of legal funding than many previous debates: a welcome move beyond the usual party knockabout.

  • 5 November 2018 - Monday night of Justice Week kicked off with a panel of journalists, PR and comms professionals tasked with explaining to the legal sector how its campaigning on justice issues could be improved. “A little less Latin, a little more real-world outcomes” was the assessment from 38 Degrees Campaign Director Laura Townshend.

  • 2 November 2018 - Clare Anslow and Morayo Fagborun Bennett, Property Bar Association

  • 1 November 2018 - Cecily Crampin, Property Bar Association member