14 October 2019

Future Bar Training: Next Steps event – watch us live

We are taking forward our current reform plan for Bar training - as set out in the Policy Statement which we published in March. As part of the programme, on Monday 19 June between 5.30pm-7.30pm we will be hosting a 'Future Bar Training: Next steps' event.

I'm afraid that we can only offer a very limited invitation to attend this event in person but we invite you to watch the discussion live through our Facebook page where you will be able to listen and comment on the principles and priorities we will be using to guide our reforms.

The event will contain a series of talks and discussions with members of the Bar, legal academics and representatives from the training sector to explore the different elements of training we are reforming. We are pleased to welcome the following speakers who will cover:

The teaching of ethics

Professor Richard Moorhead, Professor of Law and Professional Ethics, University College London

William Ralston, Senior Lecturer, Northumbria University 

Review of pupillage

Katherine Barnes, Co-Chair, Young Legal Aid Lawyers

Sara Mansoori, Bar Council Pupillage Supervisor Network

Proposed new Authorisation Framework:  promoting equality and diversity in Bar training

Professor Lisa Webley, Professor of Empirical Legal Studies, Westminster University

       Fatima Hussain, Research Director and Mehul Kotecha, Senior Researcher, NatCen

The recording will also be available to view on our website after the event.