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The Balanced Brief

You barrister. (S)He clerk.

There are few relationships more delicate than that between barrister and clerk. It’s a topic ripe for a whole article. ...

Parenting & a busy practice

By Anita, a family law barrister A busy practice and parenting We lawyers are both highly reliable and consistently unreliable. ...

Friends are for life

5 tips from Farah, barrister of 22 years 1. Invest in your friendships. Not with a quick What’s App message ...

Significant harm -let’s talk

“I’m not going to see a psychiatrist/psychologist/therapist/counseller, I’m not mad!” As a family law barrister I hear this frequently from ...

5 tips : your career is a game, master it!

5 tips from Robert, a former investment banker, now partner at law firm 1. Write a list of the important ...

Simple tips for smart people

5 tips from 2 QCs 1. If you’re a barrister, ¬†make the most of the flexibility of self employment. It’s ...

The Balanced Brief

Regular readers will know that I often write about the physical, emotional and psychological challenges of a busy legal practice. ...

Ping goes the practice!

Ping! Ah. Email. The greatest invention for lawyers. Ping and you can exchange positions statements at 2am . Ping and ...

We don’t talk about death

On 25th August, bank holiday 2014 my mother passed away. In the raw aftermath of grief I wrote the piece ...

We can take the heat but don’t want to burn ...

Recently I ate takeaways three nights in a row on a post 11 pm train after leaving chambers. Nothing to ...