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20 February 2024

Five ways to maintain your mental health at the Bar

Stress, burnout and isolation are prevalent concerns for both chambers members and staff. These initial challenges may serve as precursors for more severe conditions, such as depression and anxiety.

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16 February 2024

Accessibility in law: why meritocracy is key for change

Despite the sector’s efforts over the years to improve accessibility from the bottom up, it’s clear that, sadly, there’s still a lot of work to be done.

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14 February 2024

The OIC: Five areas of focus to drive continued improvements

May will mark three years since the launch of the whiplash reforms and the Official Injury Claim portal and, for those of us trying to navigate the new world, the transition has been far from smooth.

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12 February 2024

The Ministry of Justice and legal aid – A dereliction of duty

I found the NAO’s report on the management of legal aid shocking. It’s an indictment of policy making where there was a sole goal – to reduce the budget – with little or no consideration of the consequences.

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9 February 2024

National Apprenticeship Week – My life in the GLD

I joined the Government Legal Department in September 2023 as a graduate solicitor apprentice. I am currently in the Ministry of Justice legal advisers team, working directly in the central legal team.

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