What is the point of arbitration?
Barrister Charles Joseph of Tanfield Chambers looks at the many advantages of arbitration
What indeed is the point of arbitration? After all, there is a justice system, paid for by the state (out of your taxes, of course). There are courts and court-rooms, district judges, circuit judge...
The dreaded 'p' word - How to pay your lawyer securely
Carol Harris, Head of Financial and Member Services at the Bar Council, explains how clients can pay their lawyers securely and when the job is done thanks to something called BARCO.
First launched to the Bar in April 2013, BARCO is the result of two years of exhaustive research a...
Using a direct access barrister in arbitration
Niraj Modha, a barrister at Tanfield Chambers, provides information and offers tips on instructing a direct access barrister in arbitration
Arbitration has been used for centuries, across different trades, sectors, and cultures. What is arbitration, how does it compare with litigation, and how ...
Negotiating Brexit: Tips for Prime Minister Theresa May
Barrister Iain Christie on how basic mediation principles could help the UK after Brexit is triggered
The Government has announced that it will trigger Article 50
on 29 March 2017, thereby commencing the two year period for negotiating the
terms of the UK’s exit from the European Union....
Lady Valerie Corbett: Prison sentences that last beyond release
Lady Valerie Corbett
For many ex-offenders their prison sentence starts AFTER they've been released. A professional woman who served her sentence for fraud said she was continually turned down for jobs (which had nothing to
do with finance) because she had to explain the gap in her CV.
The importance of values
Barrister, Iain Christie
"Integrity. Excellence. Justice.” So reads the tag line of the Bar Council. But what exactly are those words there for and who do they refer to? They can be taken to apply to individual barristers as much as to the body which represents them. They are words which reflec...
Lady Corbett: Ched Evans rape case did not conform to the law
The phone rang and my husband's voice sounded excited.
"Guess what?" said Robin, "I've drawn number two in the ballot for Private Member's Bills."
"Great" I said not at all excited. Private Member's Bills hardly ever make it into law. They are always worthy but successive Governments have neve...