Glass ceiling: figures indicate that female senior counsels are taking more briefs and getting paid less for each brief

Recently obtained data on State payments to barristers appear to show the glass ceiling has been shattered by women at the bar. A thorough analysis of(...)

The records underline that the clear majority of barristers who carry out work for the attorney’s office are paid relatively small amounts.

The Attorney General paid a total of €139 million to barristers over the past decade, with some individuals earning more than €3 million. Figures rele(...)

Hand in hand: ECHR judgments bolster moves towards equal access to human rights here. photograph: getty

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) and the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) have been at the vanguard of the extension of human ri(...)

Ten barristers became senior counsel in ceremonies conducted by Chief Justice Susan Denham in the Supreme Court last week. The new “silks” are David C(...)