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    The Bar’s Eye on Brexit

    The Bar Council was neutral as to the result of the EU Referendum. It limited its activities to producing a hugely informative set of notes on the consequences of either

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    Day in the Life of…Katie Cromwell

    Katie Cromwell, Institute of Barristers’ Clerks (IBC) Representative Member of the Young Barristers’ Committee   Chambers: Keating Chambers Role: Practice Manager My alarm goes off at 5.30am because I have to be at a meeting

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    Day in the Life of…Michael Jones

    Michael Jones, Member of the Young Barristers’ Committee   Chambers: Deans Court Chambers (Manchester) Year of Call: 2008 Practice Area: Family law (children- public and private), Court of Protection My day usually starts

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    Chairman of the Young Barristers’ Committee responds to the EU Referendum result

    Commenting on today’s decision to leave the EU, the Chairman of the Young Barristers’ Committee, Louisa Nye said: “I am currently attending the European Young Bar Association’s AGM in Dusseldorf, and this reflects

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    Third Six Pupillage

    The Bar Council’s Education and Training Committee and the Young Barristers’ Committee setup a working group to look at third six pupillages and are seeking views on best practice and

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    Day in the Life of…Onyeka Onyekwelu

    Onyeka Onyekwelu, Executive of the Young Barristers’ Committee  Employer: The Bar Council Year of Call: 2013 Role: Policy Analyst – Legal Affairs, Practice and Ethics & Equality and Diversity, and Corporate Social Responsibility

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    Day in the Life of…Diana Deju

    Diana Deju, Member of the Young Barristers’ Committee  Employer: Government Legal Department Year of Call: 2011 Practice Area: Communities and Local Government I am an employed barrister with the Government Legal Department (GLD),

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    Day in the life of…Duncan McCombe

    Duncan McCombe,Vice-Chair of the Young Barristers’ Committee  Chambers: Maitland Chambers Year of Call: 2012 Practice Area: Anything Chambers will give me but, broadly, Commercial Chancery. My day starts with a 6am

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    The Changing Face of the Referral Bar

      On Friday 15 April 2016, Louisa Nye (Chair of the Young Barristers’ Committee of the Bar Council of England and Wales) delivered a speech at the World Bar Conference in

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    Day in the Life of…Louisa Nye

    Louisa Nye, Chair of the Young Barristers’ Committee  Chambers: Landmark Chambers Year of Call: 2007 Practice Area: Real property law and Landlord and Tenant. Being Chair of the Young Barristers’

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Welcome

Hello, and welcome to the Young Bar Hub. On this site you will find the Young Bar Toolkit, which has been written for barristers, including pupils, in the early years of practice.

You will also find information about the Bar Council's Young Barristers' Committee and it's members as well as upcoming events that might be of interest to the young Bar.

The site is being continually updated and added to. If there are things you would like us to cover in future updates, or if you would like to comment on the material that is here, please email the Young Bar Committee.

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Young Bar Toolkit

The Young Bar Toolkit has been written by members of the Bar Council’s Young Barristers’ Committee, with input from solicitors, fellow barristers, pupil supervisors and

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The employed Bar

This section of the Toolkit contains information of specific relevance to the employed Bar. There is masses of information in other sections of the toolkit

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Pupillage and how to get it

There are plenty of resources online giving guidance on pupillage, from the formal Pupillage Gateway, to guides like chambers student guides, Simon Myerson QC’s blog on

EMPLOYED BARRISTERS

The Employed Barristers’ Committee release a bi-monthly newsletter to the Employed Bar. The newsletter contains interviews, dates to note, updates from the Committee and more! To subscribe, please email DSmith@BarCouncil.org.uk.

There's also an Employed Barristers’ Network on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/7066001), where you can liaise with other members of the Employed Bar, and the Employed Barristers’ Committee.