Thank you so much to everyone who supported my loooooong journey to the Bar!
So, the time has arrived. After a long and dramatic journey to get here, I am now a “second six” pupil barrister authorised to represent clients (under the supervision of my Pupil Master Ian Beeby). Continue reading “On My Feet”
For the past three weeks, I have been obsessed with the Mozart Requiem.
My neighbours probably wondered why they heard me singing the alto part at all hours of the day and night. Continue reading “Performing the Mozart Requiem”
I was in regular contact with Sir Henry in the run up to HCLC’s most recent Annual General Meeting (AGM), which was only held in December. Sir Henry praised the HCLC annual report I wrote and, on the day of the AGM, in an email exchange with him to confirm his taxi arrangements, I was pleasantly shocked and surprised to also read the line: “I have just transferred £1,000 gross to (HCLC’s) bank account, with best wishes“.
Sir Henry Brooke was witty, funny, brilliant, kind and clever and cared so much about access to justice for the poor. He also really “got” race equality at the Bar. I so enjoyed reading this excellent blogpost he wrote about the work he carried out as Chair of the Bar’s Race Relations Committee. I wish I had known him then.
HCLC Chair Ian Rathbone has paid tribute to Sir Henry on behalf of the team here.
We will miss Sir Henry Brooke very much.