Counsel Magazine

Launched in 1985, Counsel is the monthly Journal of the Bar of England and Wales. As the Bar's own magazine, it is largely written by and for barristers, but features items of relevance to all lawyers and those with an interest in the law.

An effective campaigning voice, Counsel covers the key issues facing the Bar and the legal system, in addition to profiles, conference reports, personal finance, chambers' announcements and more.

A distinguished editorial board, mainly drawn from the ranks of practising barristers, works closely with the editorial team to produce a vibrant monthly magazine. It is made up of barristers representing a wide cross-section of the Bar and is not part of the Bar Council's committee structure.

Mary Cowe - Guildhall Chambers

David Wurzel - Retired

Melissa Coutino - Senior Lawyer, MHRA Nutrition & EU Team DH Legal Advisers - Government Legal Department

Nigel Pascoe QC - Pump Court Chambers

Aoife Drudy - Senior Lawyer, Policing, Crime Reduction and Fire Team, Home Office Legal Advisers, Government Legal Department

Alice Bacon - Pupil at 3 Paper Buildings

Desiree Artesi - Thomas More Chambers

Georgina Blower - Farringdon Chambers

Haresh Sood - Trent Chambers

Rawdon Crozier KBG Chambers

Simon Hughes QC - Keating Chambers

David Barnes - Chief Executive and Director of Clerking at 39 Essex Chambers

Mark Hatcher - Special Adviser to Chairman of the Bar

Steve Rudaini - Director of External Relations & Communication at the Bar Council

Counsel is published 12 times per year by LexisNexis on behalf of the Bar Council. 

Contact Counsel magazine: 

Counsel Editorial Team

Editor: Sarah Grainger 

Editorial Enquiries Tel: 020 8686 9141 


Advertising enquiries: Tel: 020 8212 1980 

Subscription enquiries: Juliette Walker
Tel: 020 7400 2817