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 the 'Secret E-Diary' column for a lighter take on issues affecting the profession. The magazine incorporates Bar Council and Bar Standards Board news and a 'Professional Update'.

A distinguished editorial board, mainly drawn from the ranks of practising barristers, works closely with the editorial team to produce a vibrant monthly magazine. With distribution to over 23,000 legal professionals, Counsel remains one of the largest circulation legal magazines in the UK.

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

Contact the Counsel magazine team

Counsel Editorial

Commissioning and Managing Editor: Sarah Grainger

Editor: Sally McCleery

Editorial Enquiries Tel: 020 8686 9141

Professional Updates

Editorial: Bar Council Press Office
Tel: 020 7222 2525

Bar Standards Board News Compiler: Angela Yin
Tel: 020 7092 6644


Advertising enquiries: Charlotte Witherden
Tel: 020 8212 1980


Subscribe to Counsel magazine

Subscription enquiries: Juliette Walker
Tel: 020 7400 2817