May 26, 2022

New legislation will put victims firmly at heart of the justice system

Justice Secretary Dominic Raab has announced he is publishing draft legislation that will put the “needs and voices” of victims “firmly at heart of the justice […]
May 23, 2022

What is the new economic crime bill and what has it been passed to do?

The UK’s new economic crime bill – the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act  or ECA – was recently rushed through because of the Russian invasion […]
May 18, 2022

How does a pupil find life at Westgate Chambers?

Pupillage at The Bar is notoriously challenging and demanding so it’s easy to let work overtake its primary objective – to produce excellent new barristers and […]
May 17, 2022

How will no fault divorce affect financial settlements?

No fault divorce came into effect in England and Wales on the 6th of April.  As it has widely been accepted this will be the biggest […]
May 16, 2022

Westgate Chambers vs The Gentlemen of Lewes. A great afternoon of cricket!

Members from Westgate Chambers, captained by Sarah Taite, who were ably assisted by Mr Tim Stirmey from Cramp & Mullaney Solicitors and Mr James Hay from […]
May 16, 2022

Westgate Chambers welcome two more pupils for 2022 and 2023

Westgate Chambers are very pleased to welcome two more pupils. Nicola Sully and Lauren Winser have accepted invitations to become pupils with us, starting in October […]
May 10, 2022

Why have divorce applications soared by 50% after no fault divorce was introduced?

As soon as no fault divorce was introduced on the 6th April 2022 more than 3000 couples petitioned to end their marriage within days.  This is […]
May 2, 2022

Stuart Taylor joins Westgate Chambers from 1 Crown Office Row as our new deputy senior clerk

We would like to welcome Stuart Taylor who joins Westgate Chambers as our new deputy senior clerk. Stuart has 20 years of clerking experience with 1 […]
April 14, 2022

How do our pupil’s find life at Westgate Chambers?

Pupillage at The Bar is notoriously challenging and demanding so it’s easy to let work overtake its primary objective – to produce excellent new barristers and […]
April 11, 2022

Jo Sidhu QC’s statement on the CBA No Returns action

In an official statement Jo Sidhu QC, Chair of The Criminal Bar Association provides more detail and more context on the CBA No Returns action planned […]