Western Circuit


Local Bar Coordination and Protocols

Table here of our local bar coordinators for court/bar liaison for employment tribunals, criminal and family courts. The following court centres have issued general protocols for how courts and hearings will proceed during the Covid-19 crisis: ...

26th Mar 2020 | News

Remote Working and Personal Finances Guides

Circuit has published two guidance documents - a guide to remote working/video hearings and personal finances. See the Publications page or click below: Remote Working Personal Finances  ...

25th Mar 2020 | News

Update on “This Doesn’t Look Like Justice”

In response to the report produced earlier today regarding sitting days on the Western Circuit, the Guardian has reported that the Ministry of Justice “denies that case backlogs are growing longer.”  Kate Brunner QC, the report’s author, has...

22nd Jan 2020 | News

This Doesn’t Look Like Justice

This Doesn’t Look Like Justice - The parlous state of criminal justice in the South West.  The Leader of the Western Circuit, Kate Brunner QC, has, alongside Anna Midgley and Holly Rust compiled a report, This Doesn’t Look Like Justice, showing...

22nd Jan 2020 | News

WCWF Back to the Bar Guide

The Western Circuit Women's Forum have published a Back to the Bar Good Practice Guide addressing retention and progression after a period of parental leave....

4th Nov 2019 | News

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