The Bar: The clerks' tale
The pace of change at the Bar has affected senior clerks as much as the barristers they support. With some chambers opting for chief executives and formal qualifications on the cards for chambers administrators, their role has evolved dramatically. Charlie Wright talks to the clerks about their past, present and future role in chambers
With many people’s experience of the law limited to television courtroom dramas – or perhaps the occasional courtroom drama of their own, following a brush with the authorities – it is unsurprising that public perception characterises the legal profession as one in which little changes and tradition is paramount.
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