21 October 2018

Future Bar Training Workshop - Help us describe the skills and knowledge all newly-qualified barristers need from day one

03 November 2014

On 31 October 2014, the Bar Standards Board (BSB) launched a major new programme of change called " Future Bar Training". Over the next three years, together with the legal community, we will reshape legal education and training for future generations of barristers.

As part of this bold and exciting new programme, we are developing a benchmark that describes the knowledge and skills that all newly-qualified barristers should possess on their first day in practice.

Developing a professional statement will help the BSB, training providers, employers and learners understand what the minimum standard should be for those Called to the Bar. It will also help inform the development of new qualifications and the revision of existing ones.

The BSB will be holding a series of interactive workshops for members of the Bar to share their thoughts on the knowledge, skills and attributes that anyone entering the profession should be able to demonstrate at the point of qualification.

The Bar is perfectly placed to help us identify the knowledge, skills and characteristics required at authorisation, and we want to hear from you.

Workshops are open to barristers working across all practice areas and levels of experience.

The dates and venues for the workshops are:

Date Location Venue Timings
Thurs 13 November 2014 London

18 Red Lion Court

(Red Lion Chambers

16:30 registration for 17:00 - 20:00
Weds 19 November 2014 London

18 Red Lion Court

(Red Lion Chambers)

16:30 registration for 17:00 - 20:00
Weds 26 November 2014 Birmingham Marriott Hotel 16:30 registration for 17:00 - 20:00
Thurs 27 November 2014 Manchester Midland Hotel 16:30 registration for 17:00 - 20:00
Weds 10 December 2014 Bristol Novotel Hotel  16:30 registration for 17:00 - 20:00

The first of the dates above means there is a very early opportunity for people to participate, which may not be easy for some. We hope the later dates will be more convenient and, depending on demand, we may schedule further workshops. 

There are limited spaces available for each workshop and we will want to ensure each session has a mix of attendees across different practice areas and with a range of post-Call experience.

If you are interested in attending one of the workshops please email FutureBarTraining@barstandardsboard.org.uk stating the date and venue of the workshop that you wish to attend.

For more information about Future Bar Training, please click here.