Like many who work in the legal business
Like many who work in the legal business, I very much welcomed last week’s return of the BBC TV series Silk. Unfortunately for me I wasn’t able to watch it “live” last Tuesday, as I was travelling, but I was able to observe the commentary on Twitter. …
Back to the Future
I read with great interest the recent report entitled The New World of Legal Work, by Jordan Furlong, commissioned by legal resourcing business Lawyers on Demand. Jordan is a highly respected international legal market commentator and his material always makes engaging and thought-provoking…
Cab Rank
The recent LSB-commissioned report on the Bar’s “Cab Rank Rule” seems to have sparked plenty of debate, including a seemingly hysterical reaction from the Chair of the Criminal Bar Association and, mercifully, some measured and informed responses from respected commentators Lucy Reed of St John’s…
Riverview Law
Yet another new entrant to the legal services market emerges. Again, a new and unique approach is announced, this time to bold claims of a “market disrupting” service delivery model. Riverview Law is an ambitious new market entrant comprising a mix of solicitors…

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Archive of posts published in the category: Barristers Clerk

The Legal Services Act – what now for Chambers ?

You’d have had to be on some pretty faraway planet not to have heard of the Legal Services Act 2007 (“LSA”) and its anticipated impact on the legal marketplace.  “Tesco Law”, “deregulation”, “Big Bang” are just some of the (rather misleading) descriptions you…

The Bar – Time for a Culture Shock ?

This is a copy of my recent article for the Pupillage Blog, which I can highly recommend as an insightful, engaging and comprehensive online resource for aspiring barristers. I have for some time been considering writing about my thoughts on practice at the Bar, from my perspective as…

What they don’t teach you at Bar School

Let’s be clear here.  I genuinely do not know what they do teach at Bar school.  Some law stuff and a bit of advocacy I guess.  I’ve never really known much more than this and I’m not sure if it’s relevant to my…

Bar overplays independence card

This is a copy of my recent article for Legal Cheek, a legal news and comment website full of lively, provocative and informative material.  And this too … On Monday the listed Australian law firm Slater & Gordon kicked off the Legal Services Act…

Psilkology

Like many who work in the legal business, I very much welcomed last week’s return of the BBC TV series Silk. Unfortunately for me I wasn’t able to watch it “live” last Tuesday, as I was travelling, but I was able to observe the commentary on Twitter. …