Pink Tape was started in 2007 by Lucy Reed, a family barrister based at St John’s Chambers in Bristol. It is one of a very small number of barrister blogs, and the most active barrister led blog in the field of family law. It is read by a range of professionals working within the family justice system including barristers, solicitors and social workers, and by individual litigants, parents, lay advocates and those campaigning for family justice reform. Pink Tape was the winner of a Blawgie in 2010 and was listed as one of The Times’ best legal blogs in March 2011. Pink Tape is a member of the Guardian Legal Network.
The material on the blog ranges from signposting of recent legal news, caselaw developments or practice points, to lighthearted or debate provoking posts, to serious analysis of questions relating to family law. From time to time it also includes book or product reviews. If you would like a book or product to be reviewed please contact Lucy at email@example.com for details of where to send review copies to. Whilst I will do my best to make sure any material sent is reviewed and reviewed promptly I am a practising barrister and my professional commitments may mean that I am unable to do this. Other barristers at St John’s Chambers may write some of the reviews.
I get daily unsolicited enquiries about advertising and guest posts and “opportunities” for me, and the following information is intended to deal with some of the questions asked. If your enquiry is one which relates to something I say on this page I don’t allow on Pink Tape I’m afraid I am unlikely to reply.
There are limited opportunities for advertising on the Pink Tape blog. However, I no longer accept adverts from solicitors firms or organisations who may provide expert witnesses (those that remain will not be renewed on expiry). If, having read this, you would like to discuss options for advertising your organisation please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To save potential advertisers wasting time please understand that I do not accept “advertorial” or paid for embedded links for SEO purposes. I accept advertising but on the basis it is clearly marked as such. I do not accept unsolicited or paid for guest blog posts. I do not accept copy from marketing agents or copywriters without legal credentials. I do not publish material aimed at a U.S. legal audience. For more guidance see blogposts I have written here and here and here.
All adverts must be submitted in proof for approval prior to final agreement being given. All payment must be made in advance. I reserve the right to remove any approved advert at any time at my sole discretion, in which case pro-rata reimbursement of advertising fees paid will be made.
5% of all advertising revenue generated will be donated via gift aid to BAILII, upon which this blog relies for transcripts of judgments.
Thanks for your interest.