Invest in yourself, elevate your practice

The fourth Young Barristers’ Committee’s Annual Workshop, entitled, Invest in yourself, elevate your practice will take place on Saturday 15 June 2019 at Charles Russell Speechlys.

The Chair of the Young Barristers’ committee, Athena Markides, invites you to this annual half-day workshop aimed at young practitioners who strive to continuously develop skills and grow their practice.

This year’s workshop focuses on strengthening the skills required for young barristers at the modern Bar. The programme has been designed to provide you with a wider understanding of how to effectively manage and develop a healthy practice. The day will include sessions on legal developments, providing practical guidance within the specialist areas of crime, family and civil.

Session details:

How to work with clerks to develop your practice

Panel discussion, providing insight on:

  • Effective ways to build a junior practice with your clerk
  • Advice on ‘when’ and ‘why’ to use your clerk
  • Work allocation and fairness
  • Transparency of work
  • How clerks view wellbeing for themselves and for junior practitioners

During the session you’ll get input from a panel of practice managers and clerks from a range of practice areas. Discussions will aim to ensure you build a successful, continually developing practice.

The junior Bar: putting wellbeing first 

Panel discussion, providing insight on:

  • Achieving a healthy working life
  • Implementing your own best practices
  • Harassment
  • Judicial bullying
  • The session will give you the chance to learn from senior practitioners on the importance of developing a healthy practice and raise your awareness of the key issues.

The event will be followed by a drinks reception, giving you the chance to network, share your experiences and explore ways forward.

Learning outcomes:

  • Increase legal knowledge specific to your area of practice
  • Develop best practice for well-being, and
  • Build practice management skills

Pricing and how to book

£60 (plus VAT) for barristers’ those who pay the Bar Representation Fee

£80 (plus VAT) for barristers’ who do not pay the Bar Representation Fee

Please see here for registration details.

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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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