As an effective campaigning voice, Counsel covers the key issues facing the Bar and the legal system in addition to profiles, conference reports, personal finance, chambers' announcements and more.

A distinguished editorial board, mainly drawn from the ranks of practising barristers, works closely with the editorial team to produce a vibrant monthly magazine. It is made up of barristers representing a wide cross-section of the Bar and is not part of the Bar Council's committee structure.

Counsel is published 12 times per year by LexisNexis on behalf of the Bar Council. A print subscription to Counsel is available to Bar Representation Fee payers, at no extra cost.

The Counsel editorial board

Mary Cowe - Guildhall Chambers

David Wurzel - Retired

Melissa Coutino - Senior Lawyer, MHRA Nutrition & EU Team DH Legal Advisers - Government Legal Department

Nigel Pascoe QC - Pump Court Chambers

Aoife Drudy - Senior Lawyer, Policing, Crime Reduction and Fire Team, Home Office Legal Advisers, Government Legal Department

Alice Bacon - Pupil at 3 Paper Buildings

Desiree Artesi - Thomas More Chambers

Georgina Blower - Farringdon Chambers

Haresh Sood - Trent Chambers

Rawdon Crozier KBG Chambers

Simon Hughes QC - Keating Chambers

David Barnes - Chief Executive and Director of Clerking at 39 Essex Chambers

Mark Hatcher - Special Adviser to Chairman of the Bar

Steve Rudaini - Director of External Relations & Communication at the Bar Council

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The editorial team

Sarah Grainger, Editor

Editorial enquiries: 020 8686 9141 


Advertising enquiries: 020 8212 1980 


Juliette Walker

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