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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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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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Mentoring

Mentoring supports wellbeing and helps build resilience. Many Inns and Specialist Bar Associations have mentoring programmes in addition to those run within chambers. The Bar Council also runs a mentoring programme which is gradually being extended to support all those who need mentoring across the Bar. Details can be found at: http://www.barcouncil.org.uk/supporting-the-bar/bar-mentoring-service/. Social support from people who understand your background

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Monitoring

Problems with the allocation of work can cause stress, particularly if you feel you are not being treated fairly. Don’t forget that the BSB Handbook rule C110 requires Chambers to undertake equality monitoring, and to review on a regular basis the allocation of unassigned work. This includes work allocated to pupils, barristers of fewer than four years’ standing and barristers returning from

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