Opinion - Landmark Changes in Family Law: The Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) Act 2022

Opinion – Landmark Changes in Family Law: The Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) Act 2022

In a significant milestone for family law, the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) Act 2022 came into force in February 2023, ushering in one of the most notable changes in recent years. This transformative legislation addresses and redefines the legal framework surrounding the minimum age for marriage and civil partnerships, reflecting evolving societal norms […]

The Criminal Bar Association Informed its Members of No Obligation to Work out of Hours

The Criminal Bar Association Informed its Members That They are “Under no Obligation, Whether Contractual or Otherwise, to Appear in Court Outside Regular Hours.”

“We recognize the disruptive and potentially detrimental impact of working beyond regular hours on practitioners, both personally and professionally, especially for those with caregiving responsibilities. “We reject the notion that there is any valid justification for deviating from standard court hours, and we have not observed an impact assessment preceding the HMCTS communication.” Judges may […]

The Importance of Good Expert Witnesses for Barristers

The Importance of Good Expert Witnesses for Barristers

In the intricate world of the United Kingdom’s legal system, barristers play a crucial role in representing their clients and ensuring that justice is upheld. However, one often-underestimated element that significantly contributes to their success is the presence of expert witnesses. These individuals bring specialized knowledge and insights to legal proceedings, which can profoundly influence […]

Bar Standard Board Provides New Guidance on Social Media

Bar Standard Board Provides New Guidance on Social Media

In an age dominated by the digital landscape, the legal profession is not exempt from the impact of social media. The Bar Standards Board (BSB) in the United Kingdom recognizes the need for clear guidelines in the ever-evolving realm of social media use among barristers. In response, the BSB has recently released new guidance that […]

Barrister Apprenticeships - Yes it Could be a thing!

Barrister Apprenticeships – Yes it Could be a thing!

The legal profession in the United Kingdom has a long and prestigious history, dating back centuries. Traditionally, aspiring barristers followed a well-trodden path through university education, followed by vocational training and pupillage. However, there is growing interest in diversifying and expanding the avenues to becoming a barrister, including the introduction of barrister apprenticeships. In this […]