Brick Court publishes first episode of centenary podcasts
Brick Court Chambers has published the first episode in its series of programmes featuring past and present members of chambers in conversation, discussing their experience and experiences – in practice, on the bench and in all sorts of other places that a career in law has taken them.
In this first episode, Helen Davies QC talks to Sir Nicholas Green (Green LJ). Their wide-ranging discussion of life in practice, at Brick Court and beyond takes in:
- the early days of “making” European law (Factortame and beyond) - “a period of enormous excitement”;
- dealing with government, both as Chair of the Bar (the degree of access afforded vs influence achieved; dealing with increased regulation and the austerity budgets) and as Chair of the Law Commission - “the best job in the judiciary; pretty central to government” (dealing with Brexit and the logjam in government that brought);
- the development and modernisation of chambers, and the experience of being Head of Chambers - “herding cats”;
- the work life balance (“young lawyers need to get a life”).
The podcast is available here.