Barristers Chambers

Freshfields arbitration partner opts for the Bar

Peter Turner KC joins 39 Essex Chambers after 27 years as a partner at Magic Circle firm

Mishcon de Reya’s international arbitration head to join Littleton Chambers in London

Arbitration solicitor-silk Louis Flannery KC to move across in August and be called to the Bar

Kirsty Brimelow KC elected to join first all-women Bar Council leadership team

Doughty Street silk will serve as 2025 vice chair alongside the next chair, Barbara Mills KC, and treasurer Lucinda Orr

Brick Court Chambers investigating ‘potential cyber incident’

Top commercial set said to have been targeted by Medusa cyber gang

Matrix boosts antitrust practice with competition law specialist from St. John’s Chambers

Ex-Burges Salmon partner Matthew O’Regan is the latest former solicitor to join Matrix’s competition team

Fountain Court’s Matthew Gearing KC becomes first former solicitor called to Singapore Bar

The former A&O partner joins KCs Toby Landau, Sapna Jhangiani and Jern-Fei Ng as UK appointments to the Law Society of Singapore

Former Clifford Chance arbitration head departs for Twenty Essex

Audley Sheppard KC is latest leading practioner to become an independent arbitrator

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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