I have written a two part article. Entitled “Uncommon Counsel” the first part published in the January 2017 edition of Counsel Magazine can be viewed at https://www.counselmagazine.co.uk/articles/uncommon-counsel-1-barristers-and-the-city . it addresses the role of barristers on the City of London’s Common Council. The second part will be published in the February edition of Counsel magazine and is a short history of Farringdon Without. This is the ward which houses the Temple and legal core of the City. It is the ward where I work and which I represent as a Common Councilman. This week I also announced my intention to stand as Alderman for the ward of Farringdon Without at the election to be held on 8 February, 2017.