Barristers Chambers

One solicitor appointed King’s Counsel out of 95-strong tally

Withers arbitration co-head celebrates as overall success rate for applications continues to decline

New Bar Council chair calls for more investment in justice system ‘at the point of structural failure’

Sam Townend KC also prioritises making the profession more ‘resilient and sustainable’

‘Nobody should be experiencing these behaviours’: report highlights employee bullying at the Bar

Landmark research by the Legal Practice Management Association and Institute of Barristers’ Clerks found more than a quarter of Bar employees had been bullied

The swift rise of a ‘wonderful role model’ to the UK Supreme Court

Dame Ingrid Simler has impeccable diversity credentials, writes Ben Rigby

Former WilmerHale Brussels partner rejoins Henderson Chambers

EU competition law specialist John Ratliff returns to the Bar after 24 years with US firm

Fountain Court elects new head of chambers

Richard Handyside KC succeeds Bankim Thanki KC at top London set

Former Allen & Overy arbitration co-head joins Hong Kong’s Temple Chambers

Matthew Gearing KC joins as an arbitrator member having earlier also chaired the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre

Midlands super-set appoints new head of chambers

Family silk takes over from former Bar Council chair at one of UK’s largest regional chambers

South Square makes rare lateral raids on rival sets for barrister duo

Leading London insolvency chambers supplements organic growth with new arrivals

4 Pump Court adds financial services junior from Gough Square Chambers

Ruth Bala brings specialist financial regulation and retail banking expertise

Leading barristers band together to support equal representation in arbitration

Jane Davies Evans and Anneliese Day KC among members of Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge’s new Bar subcommittee

Bar Council chair challenges flagship IBA 'Gatekeeper' project

Nick Vineall KC is “very uncomfortable” with draft IBA suggestions to enhance legal professional obligations with an ethics test, calling it “a dangerous mantra”

Barrister disruptor secures eight-figure investment from private equity house

Cash injection from Lloyds Banking Group subsidiary will support plans to double turnover within two years

4 Pump Court secures 3 Hare Court's ex-head in rare top-level commercial Bar lateral

Simon Davenport KC joins the leading commercial set to grow its fraud, insolvency and offshore work

Bar Council elects 4 Paper Buildings’ joint head of chambers as first Black vice chair

Barbara Mills will assume the role next year, paving the way to become the first Black chair in 2025

7 Bedford Row’s Jern-Fei Ng KC joins Duxton Hill Chambers in Singapore

Ng is the fourth KC to be admitted to the Singapore Bar, adding to his practices in London and Hong Kong

Two Australian jurists join London sets as door tenants

A former senior judge joins Atkin Chambers, while a leading international lawyer signs up with 3 Verulam Buildings

Leading US public international lawyer joins 11KBW in London from Foley Hoag

Paul Reichler retires from US firm after 25 years and brings extensive experience representing sovereign states before the ICJ

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Greenberg Traurig relocates 11-strong team to launch in San Diego

Four shareholders from Greenberg’s IP, employment and environmental groups open firm’s sixth Californian office alongside team of counsel and patent agents

Stewarts’ arbitration head joins Twenty Essex to become full-time arbitrator

Philippa Charles leaves specialist UK litigation firm after 10 years; interim department co-heads appointed

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