Contributing Writers

  • 20 April 2016 - Simon O'Toole (pictured) guest blogs on the important contribution of Pupillage Supervisors, and why the Bar Council is setting up a network to help those barristers who are supervisors get support in their roles.

  • 7 April 2016 - Lord Marks QC, the Liberal Democrats' Lords spokesperson on justice, guest blogs for the Bar Council on his party's post-Coalition view of access to justice, the true impact of LASPO, and why we need an urgent review of our system of justice.

  • 7 April 2016 - Rachel Crasnow QC, who practises in employment law at Cloisters chambers and is the┬áChair of the Bar Council Legislation & Guidance Panel, looks at why Shared Parental Leave, which came into force a year ago, could be relevant to barristers and why it shouldn't be ignored by the Bar.

  • 25 March 2016 - Harini Iyengar, barrister at 11 Kings Bench Walk and Greater London Assembly candidate, explains changing attitudes to sexual harassment, why equality among QCs and the judiciary feels like a 'feminist fantasy', and how male barristers want to care for their children as much as women barristers want to build their careers.

  • 24 March 2016 - Jon Collins, CEO of The Restorative Justice Council, (pictured) guest blogs for the Bar Council on how restorative justice is working and what role the barristers can play in making it effective.

  • 25 February 2016 - Leader of the Opposition, Jeremy Corbyn MP, guest blogs for the Bar Council today on how access to justice should be considered a fundamental right for all.

  • 11 February 2016 - Louise Nye, Chairman of the Young Barristers' Committee, on the challenges the young Bar face