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Today, 1st June, employers with fewer than 50 employees are under starter’s orders to enrol their workforce into a pension scheme by 1st April 2017 at the latest, under workplace pension reforms. ... read more
June 2nd, 2015
The Bar Council’s Jess Campbell has been announced as the new chief executive of the Bar Pro Bono Unit (BPBU). She replaces outgoing chief executive, Rebecca Wilkie. ... read more
May 25th, 2015
In a landmark ruling on May 13, the Supreme Court, the highest court, has found that local authorities failed to recognise homeless people in vulnerable situations, according to a BBC report. Ruling on the cases of three homeless men, the court found that one, Patrick Kanu, was wrongfully denied... ... read more
May 19th, 2015
The Bar Standards Board is seeking new powers to step into “failing chambers” and other barristers’ businesses when something goes wrong. ... read more
May 15th, 2015
Anyone wanting to watch hearings held in the Supreme Court, the UK’s highest court, will be able to do so online the next working day, it has been announced. The Supreme Court president, Lord Neuberger, said, “Now justice can be seen to be done at a time which suits you. ... read more
May 5th, 2015
A rapist has been convicted using evidence of the woman he raped, even though she had committed suicide before the case was heard in court. ... read more
May 4th, 2015
We are delighted to invite you to a free seminar designed for barristers qualified for direct access. Andrew Miller QC will discuss in detail several critical options available to direct access barristers, including litigation financing, insurance and the BARCO scheme. ... read more
April 28th, 2015
A woman who was paid £756,000 in a divorce settlement six years ago is now claiming an increased share of her ex-husband’s estate to more than £1 million – four years after his death. ... read more
April 27th, 2015
The justice secretary, Chris Grayling, has written to the master of the rolls, Lord Dyson, promising that he will review the effects of this month’s increase in civil court fees, according to the Law Society Gazette.  ... read more
April 9th, 2015
On 13 April the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 comes into effect. The act contains a range of law changes, including increased prison terms for serious crimes such as certain terrorism offences and internet trolling. ... read more
March 30th, 2015

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The ex-wife of a leading barrister who claimed she was pressured into an “unfair” divorce settlement has failed in her bid for more money, according to an article in the Evening Standard. posted on April 19th, 2016
“I think I may be one of the youngest people to have been called to the Bar, six months after my 21st birthday.”  So says Christopher Ferguson, some 37 years later, as he reflects on his career as a barrister, now exclusively practising family law. posted on November 28th, 2016