From time to time, we run a range of events. In this section, you can find out more about our forthcoming events including details as to how to register to attend them. We also attend events run by others.

Inclusion and Diversity at the Bar: How to become involved in making the Bar a better place for everyone, 19 May, 6pm-7pm

In conjunction with the Employed Barristers’ Committee of the Bar Council, BACFI has invited our Director General Mark Neale to speak about his involvement with the our Reverse Mentoring Scheme as a mentee along with student Agatha Rockson who is a mentor, in the hope that more students and barristers will be encouraged to take part in this initiative. 

Srishti Suresh from Bridging the Bar will be speaking about how the charity supports students from non-traditional and underrepresented backgrounds to access the Bar and how those at the Employed Bar can help with the programmes and initiatives they are running. 

Location: Microsoft Teams

Time: 6pm - 7pm with the meeting open from 5.30pm

Attendance at the webinar is free for everyone but to attend you must register before hand due to limited spaces.

To register or if you have any queries please email or call 07507237218.

Next steps for legal education and training in England and Wales, 29 June 2021

Our Director General Mark Neale is speaking at this Westminster Legal Policy Forum event.

This conference will assess the future of legal education and training in England and Wales and ongoing competence in the profession.


The seminar takes place at a time of significant changes in the pathways to qualification for solicitors and barristers, with the introduction of the new SQE system and new bar training courses.


Delegates will look at what the new courses mean for law as an attractive and accessible profession, and how they will support the development of new skills needed for the future.


Overall, areas for discussion include:

  • the new qualification route for solicitors and new barrister training courses
  • expanding routes to professional engagement and supporting progression 
  • ongoing competence in the legal profession

The agenda

  • The state of play for legal education and training and key priorities for ongoing competence in the profession
  • Next steps for academic qualifications - the introduction of the SQE and recent changes to the BPTC
  • Improving access to the profession, alternative routes to qualification, and entry into the job market
  • Facilitating effective continued professional development across the legal profession

Find out more on the Westminster Legal Policy Forum website.