Western Circuit


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

Talk to Spot

The Bar Council have launched an anti-bullying and harassment online tool called Talk to Spot.  The app provides an anonymous way to document harassment or discrimination.  Submitting a report is optional.  More details here. Talk to Spot, an...

4th Oct 2019 | News

Leader Elect – Kate Brunner QC

Kate Brunner QC of Albion Chambers, Bristol, has been appointed Leader Elect of the Western Circuit following her unopposed nomination.  She will take over from Bill Mousley QC on 1 October 2019.

24th Jun 2019 | News

WCWF Competition Winning Essay

Congratulations to Nicole Hilton on winning the Western Circuit Women's Forum Essay Writing Competition.  Nicole is a second year Law Student at Bristol University and her prize was an i-pad generously donated by Albion Chambers, Bristol.  Read her...

12th Mar 2019 | News

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