The future of the Bar: Inner court to outer reaches
The modern day barrister is as likely to be boarding an aeroplane at Heathrow to represent a client in the Middle East or the Caribbean as he or she is to be catching the Eurostar to appear in the European Court of Justice, or indeed walking down to the local courts to appear as an advocate in a trial in England and Wales. Similarly, a barrister advising his or her client as to the risks involved in a proposed business endeavour, or in relation to a child abduction case, is as likely to be providing that advice in a conference in London or Cardiff, be sending the advice by email or participating in a video link-up with Moscow or Singapore.
Barristers’ specialist advocacy skills have seen the Bar extend its remit far beyond traditional national limits, says Chantal-Aimee Doerries QC
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