Category Archives: Chairman’s Message

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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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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Time for a Change

Duncan McCombe and Sam Roake reveal the grim reality, as a Young Bar survey shows 50% of criminal juniors are working for free. Doing nothing is not an option and a solution must be found, they argue. Ask a group of junior criminal barristers if they’ve ever taken a magistrates’ court (MC) brief on the understanding that they would receive

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Chairman of the Young Barristers’ Committee’s Address for the Young Bar Conference 2016

There are two themes which have been consistently present over the past year and during my time as Chairman of the Young Barristers’ Committee: – technology and Brexit. Both of these topics will be spoken about today, and the breakout sessions on these issues highlight the importance of these themes. Both topics bring with them a great deal of uncertainty

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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 the Young Bar’s commitment to maintaining a good working relationship with the European market. The Young Bar is committed to engaging with other European lawyers regarding the changes that will

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Bar careers are challenging, but there is support

There are so many challenges that face people coming to the Bar. Those challenges are varied but almost everyone I have spoken to has faced some sort of challenge to making a career as a barrister. Whether it is discrimination of someone from an ethnic minority; direct or indirect. Whether it is discrimination on the basis of a disability. Discrimination against

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