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Personal injury & clinical negligence barrister at Exchange Chambers. Recommended in Chambers UK Bar Guide & Legal 500. Views my own. RTs not all endorsements
4 May
Dear Legal Twitter, for the last few months I’ve been working on a project aimed at tackling bullying/harassment at the bar. Please give us a follow @AllRiseTheBar1

Short version: we’ve designed a pin to be worn by barristers to show zero tolerance

Long version in this thread Image
You’ll remember earlier this year there was anger&disappointment about BTAS decisions dealing (leniently) w/cases of sexual assault/harassment

In one of those cases the offending barrister acted in the presence of other barristers seemingly without fear of repercussions (2/10)
In fact, the jnr barrister he assaulted said that she felt unable to say anything whilst she was being assaulted because she did not want to make a scene in front of senior members of the bar who were present at the social event they were attending (3/10)…
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