Launched in 1985, Counsel is the monthly Journal of the Bar of England and Wales. As the Bar's own magazine, it is largely written by and for barristers but it is of interest to all lawyers.

    An effective campaigning magazine, Counsel covers issues facing the Bar and the legal system, in addition to profiles, conference reports, personal finance, arts reviews, chambers' announcements and the witty Secret E-diary of William Byfield from the fictional Gutteridge Chambers for lighter moments.

      Counsel covers all issues which are key to the profession such as risk management, diversity and preparing for regulatory change. In its Law in Practice section, it deals with those thorny legal issues in practice, which are emerging or pose challenges, looking at everything from defamation, fraud, the real impact of the ECHR to handling vulnerable witnesses.

      Meantime, Lifestyle offers a lighter look at books, theatre and any interesting avenues barristers might be following outside of their career, whereas the International section highlights the work barristers are doing all over the world within different legal systems.

      A distinguished editorial board, mainly drawn from the ranks of practicing barristers, works closely with the editorial team to produce a vibrant monthly magazine. With a distribution up to 24,000 barristers, Counsel is one of the largest circulation legal magazines in the UK.

      How often is Counsel published?
      Counsel is published 12 times a year.

      How Do I Receive More Information?
      To receive more information about Counsel, email the LexisNexis customer service team or call one of customer service advisors on 0845 370 1234 for further information.

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