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

Personal Finances in the Covid-19 Crisis

The Western Circuit has prepared an initial guidance document - view here - with advice and resources for barristers in relation to insurance, benefits,  self-employed grant, taxes, VAT, loans, mortgages, fees, and practising certificate fees.  The...

25th Mar 2020 | Publications

Remote Working on Circuit

The Circuit has a sub-committee of members who are working to help support the IT requirements of working remotely and preparing to conduct video hearings.  Their first guidance is issued here and contains advice about the available programmes for...

24th Mar 2020 | Publications

This Doesn’t Look Like Justice

The Consequences of Closed Courtrooms on the Western Circuit and Beyond, a report by Kate Brunner QC with Anna Midgley and Holly Rust, published 22 January 2020, read here...

4th Feb 2020 | Publications

WCWF – Back to the Bar

The WCWF has published the result of their survey on the obstacles and aids to parents returning to the Bar. The survey BACK TO THE BAR offers recommendations on how to ensure those who wish to return, are able to return....

1st Oct 2019 | Publications

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