The 21st Century Advocate

The third Young Barristers’ Committee’s Annual Workshop, entitled, The 21st Century Advocate took place on Saturday 9 June 2018 at Charles Russell Speechlys. It was a hugely successful event, with over 100 people in attendance overall. If you missed it, you can check out the live stream of the final panel discussion by clicking on the play button below, or you could watch it live on Twitter.


(Click on the image above to access the programme for the day)

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The state of the Criminal Justice System


The Young Barristers’ Committee (YBC) supports the position of the Criminal Bar Association (CBA) in relation to funding under the new Advocates Graduated Fee Scheme (AGFS) and the state of the Criminal Justice System.

The Young Barristers’ Committee further endorses the statements made by the Bar Council of England & Wales and the Young Legal Aid Lawyers. Read the full YBC AGFS statement here.

Anglo Dutch Exchange 2018

Welkom bij Londen.

The Anglo-Dutch Exchange 2018 is past its 50th year, and is one of the longest standing bilateral international legal exchange programmes in the World.

The intention of the Anglo-Dutch Exchange (ADE) is to give Dutch lawyers an insight into the British legal system. This includes tours of Criminal and Civil Courts, lunch at the Inns of Court’s fine dining halls, drinks receptions at some of the biggest and most lavish law firms in the Capital, as well as a tour of one of the 5 Circuits to see what life and practice outside of the City is really all about.  Do not fear, it wont all be work-work-work; incoming delegates will also have an opportunity to sample London’s finest (including its infamous nightlife) bars and restaurants in the evenings, after the drinks receptions. 

There will also be an opportunity for Dutch lawyers to explore London, and then take the time to get ready for the highlight of the week: a Black Tie Gala dinner on the final night.

We would welcome applications from barristers who are interested in hosting young Dutch lawyers during their stay in the UK. Please complete and return the attached ADE 2018 Application Form to

The ADE 2018 Committee are currently working on a brilliant programme for the Dutch lawyers, and would welcome your thoughts on what might be worthwhile and of benefit to them, during their visit. Please feel free to share your thoughts via email:

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ADE 2018 Committee