A plea for more pro bono work

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As I write this article I anticipate that the majority, if not all of the readers will have undertaken some form of pro bono work within the last twelve months. In fact, Advocate, the Bar’s pro bono charity proports to work with over 4,500 barristers, over a quarter of the number of barristers in England […]

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Pupillage Q&A with Claudia Saxton: Start of Second Six

We recently took five minutes to sit down with our newest Pupil Barrister, Claudia to catch up and discuss how she’s feeling as she starts her second six of pupillage. Can you share your journey so far as a pupil barrister at Unit? How have you found it? I began pupillage with Unit Chambers in […]

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Unlocking Barriers: The Neurodiversity Challenge in the Legal System

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Navigating the legal profession is often likened to traversing through complex legal statutes, but what if the hurdles extend beyond case law? A recent survey conducted by Neurodiversikey explores the acceptance of neurodiverse barristers and lawyers and sheds light on the pervasive challenges faced by individuals with diverse neurotypes. The findings from the survey conducted […]

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Navigating Wellbeing: Tackling Challenges Among Family Law Professionals

As Stress Awareness Month unfolds this April, it’s imperative to shed light on the pressing issues surrounding mental and physical wellbeing within the family law system, particularly among solicitors and barristers. Recent statistics from the Bar Council’s Wellbeing at the Bar Report 2024 provide valuable insights into the current landscape and highlight areas for improvement. […]

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