Contributing Writers

  • 8 March 2018 - As pressure is building from NGOs and opposition parties for a time-limit on detention, Alison Harvey, immigration barrister at No5 Chambers, gives her analysis of the latest developments in policy and practice.

  • 8 March 2018 - Former Master of the Rolls, Lord Dyson, guest blogs for the Bar Council on the range of topics covered in his new book Justice: Continuity and Change, a selection of the many lectures and speeches he gave during his career as a judge.

  • 8 March 2018 - Over the five years of working with barristers and chambers on all aspects of data protection and the GDPR, one of the most frequently asked questions is “what is a breach?” This is usually followed by a suggested scenario, a strictly hypothetical one of course! Most seem shocked by the extent of what constitutes a data breach so it may be useful to explore this further here.

  • 7 March 2018 - Leanne Galbraith, Duty Solicitor and Legal Aid Agency (LAA) Digital Champion, gives an update to criminal practitioners on the Common Platform following recent Defence Practitioner Awareness Days.

  • 1 March 2018 - Barrister and Bar Human Rights Committee (BHRC) member, Zimran Samuel of Doughty Street Chambers, guest blogs on the strides made by the BHRC in addressing and protecting against the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

  • 1 March 2018 - Chair of the Bar Human Rights Committee (BHRC) answers five key questions from a personal and professional perspective on her involvement with the BHRC.

  • 1 March 2018 - Attorney-General The Rt Hon. Jeremy Wright QC MP answers the question that has been the subject of much contention as Brexit draws ever closer, and explains how it affects the very fabric of British society.

  • 1 March 2018 - Payam Akhavan LLM SJD, Professor of International Law at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and a Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, explains to the Bar Council how his exile from Iran as a child led to a lifelong search for justice through a career acting as the first Legal Advisor to the Prosecutor's Office of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia at The Hague, serving with the UN in Rwanda, Cambodia, Guatemala, and Timor Leste and appearing as counsel before international law courts worldwide.