The story of a top Chambers at the heart of Legal London as it prepares for wholesale change in the way lawyers' services are secured. It's winter and snow is disrupting plans.
At Outer Temple Chambers, the new management structure is firmly in place and Commercial Director Christine is leading the work to get Chambers in shape for the implementation of the new Legal Services Act in a year's time. Meanwhile Chambers' big winter PR social event at the Royal Courts of Justice is nearly scuppered by a taxi strike coinciding with a foot of snow. Barrister Cara is back at work after maternity leave, but when her nanny is called back to Poland she finds herself struggling to juggle work and home. New recruits are joining Chambers: Ali represents part of the business's ambitious plans for Middle East expansion while Michael's tax expertise is put to good use at a tribunal in Manchester. On QC Richard's farm, spring arrives as his new role as Head of Strategic Development begins to take shape, while by July, the nerves of Chambers' Pupils (trainee barristers) are shredded as decision day for whether they're going to be kept on at OTC or unceremoniously 'let go' approaches.
At least it's summer and there's the annual party to look forward to.
Producer: Simon Elmes.