Western Circuit


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

WCWF Launches Essay Writing Competition

For University Law Students in Bristol, Exeter and Plymouth to celebrate International Women's Day - deadline 4pm 22 February 2019 - more details here ...

9th Jan 2019 | News

Butterfield Scholarship 2018

We are delighted that 12 College Place, Southampton, have been awarded the Butterfield Scholarship to support an additional pupil working predominantly in publicly funded work for a 12 month pupillage commencing Autumn 2018.

18th May 2018 | News


Thank you to all the speakers who gave talks at the RASSO Conference in Bristol on 20 January, to Anna Vigars QC of Guildhall Chambers for organising and to the Engineers’ House in Clifton for hosting the event. 100 Western Circuit criminal...

20th Jan 2018 | News

Wellbeing at the Bar – Certificate of Recognition

The Western Circuit is delighted to have been awarded a Certificate of Recognition by the Wellbeing at the Bar Initiative. The case study supporting the Western Circuit's application and detailing its wellbeing training initiative for pupils can be...

11th Dec 2017 | News

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