Pondering about blawgs

It seems to me that, with a few notable exceptions, most UK blawgs by lawyers are written by barristers, or aspiring barristers, rather than by solicitors, or aspiring solicitors. I have been pondering the possible reasons for this:

1. Barristers have more time on their hands than solicitors.

2. Barristers are more interesting than solicitors.

3. Barristers have bigger egos than solicitors.

4. Barristers have more to say than solicitors.

5. More barristers know how to use a keyboard than solicitors.

6. All of the above.

If you have any thoughts on the subject, please send them on a postcard to: The Interesting Facts About Barristers Department, The Bar Council, 289-293 High Holborn, London WC1V 7HZ.


  1. There is, of course, the possibility that if solicitors gave out more instructions to barristers, the barristers would have less time :-)

    I suspect that it may be an 'ego' thing and - barristers do enjoy the sound of their own voices IMHO.

    I do not practise - and I have absolutely no idea why I blog - just a compulsion.... I have talked to my doctor about it.

    Fancy doing a Podcast on serious Family Law matters, John? (I am capable of doing sensible podcasts!)

  2. What, give more instructions to barristers and take away work from ourselves! ;-)

    The thought that barristers enjoy the sound of their own voices did occur to me...

    I'd love to do a podcast on family law - hope I've got something interesting to say!

  3. I think you hit all the nails on the head in your post!

    I'd enjoy doing a podcast on family Law with you - but may need a bit of guidance on current topics for the questions.

    Your own posts give me a steer on topical matters...

    Talk early in the week - per my email?

  4. Or 7. Employed solicitors have more to lose than self-employed barristers should their identities become public. Chambers would take a less dim view of it than a firm of solicitors.

    8. Because of the self-employment, barristers also want to generate business; a thinly veiled pseudonym such that the individual is known within the specialism, might well help business.


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