Contributing Writers

  • 8 February 2017 - Anthony Kirk QC, a member of the Bar Council's ADR Panel, guest blogs for the Bar Council on some of the key points that came from a recent seminar with Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division and others on some of the benefits of arbitration in private law children cases

  • 26 January 2017 - Samuel Linehan, winner of the Bar Council’s Law Reform Essay Competition 2016 on the topic of compensation for victims of miscarriages of justice.

  • 16 January 2017 - Professor Martin Chalkley has advised the Bar Council on remuneration matters since 1995. As a consultant member of the Bar’s AGFS Working Group, Professor Chalkley has analysed and modelled all of the fee data. Drawing on this experience and expertise, Professor Chalkley has written for the Bar Council to communicate critical details about how the new AGFS scheme has been developed and how its anticipated impact can usefully be evaluated.

  • 12 January 2017 - The Bar was presented with an opportunity to offer the MoJ thoughts on a redesign of the scheme. A group of barristers, junior and senior, set to work. They were assisted by Professor Martin Chalkley, who has provided the Bar with assistance on AGFS during the whole of its twenty-year lifetime.

  • 12 January 2017 - Justice campaigner and director of Transforming Justice, Penelope Gibbs, writes for Bar blog on the charity’s latest report, The Sentencing Council of England and Wales – brake or accelerator on the use of prison? which considers some of the factors that have led to increased prison numbers and longer custodial sentences.

  • 1 December 2016 - Kuki Taylor, Wellbeing and life coach to the Bar and former fundraising and communications manager at the Bar Pro Bono Unit on helping barristers through thick and thin

  • 1 December 2016 - Christian Wisskirchen, Head of International Policy at the Bar Council, gives an insight into the work of the Bar Council Brexit Working Group

  • 1 December 2016 - The Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) is looking for volunteers to help test selection materials for the next Recorder exercise