Barristers


QC’s opinion “crudely altered” to mislead third party, court finds

7 April 2021

A QC’s opinion was dishonestly altered to reassure a third party charged with marketing an investment scheme that eventually collapsed, the High Court has found.


Law firms should advertise unbundled advice, says consumer panel

7 April 2021

Law firms should advertise unbundled services or offer them directly to clients, the Legal Services Consumer Panel has said, highlighting the “untapped potential” to support consumers in accessing advice.


Negative perceptions of Bar “still a barrier to social mobility”

7 April 2021

A shortage of money and negative perceptions can still be deterrents to working class barristers  entering the profession, a seminar on diversity in the legal profession was told last week.


Senior judge criticises counsel for withdrawing from case without explanation

6 April 2021

A supervising judge has criticised counsel who withdrew on the eve of an important consequentials hearing for not specifying the concerns they had raised about the conduct of the trial judge.


Former Bar chair’s rallying call: “We are all Essex Court now”

6 April 2021

A former Bar Council chair has issued a call to arms to the profession over China’s sanctions on a London chambers, saying nobody should take on work transferred away from the set.


Chambers hit by China sanctions battens down the hatches

30 March 2021

The London chambers sanctioned by the Chinese government last week has battened down the hatches, appearing to distance itself from the report which drew China’s ire.


Two-thirds of Bar sexual misconduct cases referred for disciplinary action

29 March 2021

Two-thirds of the reports of sexual misconduct by barristers received by the Bar Standards Board over the past two years have been referred for regulatory action, it has revealed.


CA slates barristers whose failures led it to wrongly quash conviction

24 March 2021

The Court of Appeal has strongly criticised barristers for not realising that the transcript of a trial was incorrect because they had not paid attention to the judge’s summing-up at the time.


Groundbreaking family barrister wins £50,000 innovation award

24 March 2021

A barrister who co-founded a groundbreaking business that allows separating couples to obtain advice from a single legal expert at any point in the process, has won a £50,000 Women in Innovation award.


Male barrister suspended for lewd comments aimed at female mini-pupil

23 March 2021

An experienced barrister who made crude sexual comments to a woman on a mini-pupillage has been suspended for six months and told not to take on pupils or mini-pupils in future.

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Our latest special report, produced in association with Temple Legal Protection, looks at the role of after-the-event (ATE) insurance in commercial litigation post-LASPO.

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