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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

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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

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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

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End of Tax Year Checklist for Young Barristers

On 5 April 2018 the 2017/18 tax year closes and, with it, does the opportunity to use a number of generous allowances and exemptions. To assist young Barristers in navigating the end of the 2017/18 tax year, the Young Barristers’ Committee have teamed up with Saunderson House to prepare a checklist of items that you should consider in advance of 6

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Entrepreneurs build Businesses, Barristers help Protect Them

    On Thursday 8 February 2018, Rick Hoyle (Chair of the Young Barristers’ Committee of the Bar Council of England and Wales 2018) launched the first of the Young Bar Primer Series seminars. The speech shed light on the Junior bar point of view of the future of the independent referral bar. The seminar titled ‘Entrepreneurs build Businesses, Barristers

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Useful organisations at the Bar

Organisation   Contacts   Society of Asian Lawyers Jo Sidhu QC Jo.Sidhu@sky.com Society of Black Lawyers Peter Herbert PHerbert5law@aol.com Association of Muslim Lawyers Amjad Malik QC amalik@36bedfordrow.co.uk Association of Asian Women Lawyers Hanisha Patel HPatel@7BR.co.uk Association of Women Barristers Neelam Sarkaria associationofwomenbarristers@gmail.com Panel of Disability Advisors Sam Mercer SMercer@BarCouncil.org.uk Bar Lesbian and Gay Group (BLAGG) Claire Fox c.fox@pumpcourtchambers.com and Hassan Khan hk@4pt.com A

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Dealing with criticism

A barrister says: “Don’t fall for robing room games. Some barristers positively enjoy trying to put off their opponents by ostracising or intimidating them. It isn’t you. They’re just playing games. Ignore them, as you would any other bully.” It is not unusual for barristers, especially those who are inexperienced, to be subjected to unwarranted criticism. You can protect yourself

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