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Expansion for Clerksroom: Six New Barristers Join Chambers

Award winning barristers’ chambers continues growth plans following arrival of new head of Clerking in 2022 Clerksroom Chambers, the leading national barristers’ chambers has recruited six new full member barristers taking the number of barristers in the chambers to 196 including seven KCs. The new barrister...

Barristers who ‘walk out’ may face disciplinaries

Barristers who take part in action over legal aid reforms could face disciplinary proceedings. This week they voted to escalate legal aid action through no returns and no new instructions but the lord chief justice has warned that those who start action on Monday may...

Legal aid ‘walkouts’ to start next week

A ballot has confirmed that action will be escalated over the government's refusal to meet legal aid demands. Back in April, barristers decided they would not take on returned cases after the government refused to increase their fees by 25 per cent. They were balloted on...

Working environments for barristers are “hostile” slam QCs

Two QCs have slammed the working environment for barristers as much more "hostile" than it once was. In the Bar Council's magazine, Darren Howe and Professor Jo Delahunty said that while the BSB Handbook tells barristers not to discriminate, victimise or harass unlawfully, they believe...

Which are the UK’s most highly regarded law firms?

The Times Best Law Firms 2023 survey recognises the most highly regarded law firms as recommended by legal professionals. The survey is being carried by The Times in co-operation with independent research company Statista, among legal professionals and is open until Friday, June 17. It...

Criminal Bar steps up criminal legal aid fight

The Criminal Bar Association is prepared to escalate further action over criminal legal aid. Since April 11, hundreds of barristers agreed on a 'no returns' policy. This meant not covering for colleagues on returned cases because courts had overrun, been rescheduled or caused a diary...