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...
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...
Why breaking up is hard to do
"I just didn’t want it to be like this” sobs Vicki, as she
talks to the mediator about her best hopes for her six year-old daughter
Rosalie as she and her ex-partner Jason try to make child arrangements following
their divorce. Jason waits in another
room because the couple cannot bear to be...
A Mediator's Perspective on Brexit
Iain Christie, barrister - How mediation could help navigate the nation through Brexit
The national crisis facing the UK following the result of
the EU Referendum has many similarities to the crisis facing couples following
a decision to end their marriage by separation or divorce. Uncertaint...
The Mediation Conundrum
Jonathan Lux of Stone Chambers - How businesses can resolve disputes early to avoid escalating costs
"Early Resolution" provides answers to what were thought to be insoluble problems in two
– How can you mediate sensibly before e...
Elizabeth Repper: Mediation – why and how businesses and individuals are using it to try and solve disputes
Repper of Keating Chambers
When businesses or individuals fall
into dispute, they often feel their only option is to go to court.
Alternative methods of resolving
disputes are however encouraged by the courts.
Mediation is one form of what is kno...