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A virtual life in the context of The Bar

30 March 2021 / Patrick Cannon
Issue: 4786 / Categories: Comment & Analysis
Virtual law

Key points

  • The Bar Council has highlighted that 72% of barristers in England and Wales have experienced a significant reduction in new fee income.
  • Around 18% of surveyed barristers want to leave the profession and the number of pupils has dropped.
  • The move to remote working has led to a significant decrease in costs.
  • Clients are questioning why these changes have not been implemented before to reduce their costs.
  • It will be important to remember the effect of the move to virtual chambers in maintaining social interactions and on pupils and juniors.
  • The flexibility of remote working contributes to staff satisfaction.

The years 2020 and 2021 will be seen by historians as a relatively short but intense period of disruption and seismic change but also a time of new beginnings. Nationally we were hit by the Covid-19 pandemic with its lockdowns and necessary changes to the way in...

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