Posts from June 2017

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...

Using a direct access barrister in arbitration

Niraj Modha, a barrister at Tanfield Chambers, provides information and offers tips on instructing a direct access barrister in arbitration Arbitration has been used for centuries, across different trades, sectors, and cultures. What is arbitration, how does it compare with litigation, and how ...