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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...

I'll help Grenfell Tower tenants for free

Barrister Ben Beaumont explains why he will help those tenants of Grenfell Tower who have been denied legal aid I have read the tragic story of Grenfell Tower. I became a barrister in 1978. Back then I worked with the Free Representation Unit. We worked with asylum seekers and others who were u...

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...