ICCA Expert Evidence Training Conference

22 July

Time: 09:00 – 17:00

Venue: Rutledge Suite, Middle Temple Lane, London, EC4Y 9AT

The Inns of Court College of Advocacy (ICCA) is hosting a one-day-training event focusing on the handling of expert witnesses. The syllabus has been created in consultation with a number of Specialists Bar Associations (SBAs).

The course is suitable for Practitioners over 5 years’ call with:

  • A Chancery/commercial practice (expert accounting)
  • A medical expert practice (forensic psychiatry)

Derek Wood CBE QC and Simon Readhead QC will deliver keynote addresses on the day. Derek Wood will cover the work ICCA has been doing on research and development in the area of expert evidence and Simon Readhead will focus on cross-examination of experts. Please follow this link to download the full schedule.

The day will include a case study on each specialist area, case analysis, lectures, and training on cross-examination with real experts.

This event is equivalent to 8.5 hours CPD.

Price: £40 per person (including all course materials, lunch and refreshments). Spaces to be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Bookings close at midnight on Sunday 16 July 2017.

Please follow this link to book your place on this training event.

International Weekend 2017

29 September – 1 October

International Weekend is an annual event organised by the Young Barristers Committee of the Bar Council, the Junior Lawyers Division of the Law Society of England and Wales, the European Young Bar Association, and the London Young Lawyers Group.

National and International delegates have the opportunity to attend a series of technical and skills-based seminars, learn more about the legal system in England and Wales, and tour the City of London in the space of a weekend.

Day Events: seminars and networking lunches aimed at International and UK young lawyers.

Evening Events: gala dinner party, which gives delegates an opportunity to network informally.

International Weekend is open to at all members of the legal profession in the UK (including LPC and BPTC students, paralegals, trainee solicitors, pupil barristers, junior solicitors, junior barristers, etc) and abroad.

IBA Conference

8-13 October

The Chair of the Young Barristers’ Committee (YBC) will be accompanying the Bar Council delegation once again to the International Bar Association Annual Conference 2017. YBC will have a presence alongside the Bar Council’s stall in the exhibition area in order to promote the Bar of England and Wales and we will be organising a number of networking events.

Please let us know if you are attending the conference to be included on our invitation lists by emailing

The IBA Annual Conference offers one of the best opportunities to link up with international practitioners from around the world. Register before Friday 21 July to receive early registration discounts. For further information, please click here.

Young Bar and Annual Bar Conference 2017

4 November

15th Annual Law Reform Lecture

15 December

Time: 18:00

Venue: The Hall, The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn, London, WC1R 5ET

“The role of the Court of Justice of the European Union in European integration” delivered by Baron Koen Lenaerts, President of the Court of Justice of the European Union.

This lecture could constitute 1 hour in your CPD plan.

The event is free to attend, however registration is required to secure your place, as spaces are limited. You can register your interest here.