YBC Workshop: The Specialist Advocate

This is a Bar Council run or accredited event This is a Bar Council run or accredited event

Date: 4 June 2016

Time: 13:30 - 20:00

BPP University Law School 68-70 Red Lion Street London WC1R 4NY

The Young Barristers' Committee will be holding a specialist workshop on Saturday 4 June 2016.  

The Workshop will focus on specialist advocacy and ethics for those in their first 7 years of civil, criminal, family, and employed practice, sharing how best to deal with specific practical issues that arise.

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Event Details

The workshop will take place at the BPP University Law School in London and will start at 13.30 (with registration starting at 13.00).

This event has been accredited with 3.5 CPD hours.


13.00 - 13.30     Registration
13.30 - 13.40     Opening Remarks by Louisa Nye, Chair of Young Barristers' Committee
13.40 - 14.10     Opening Keynote by Lady Justice Black
14.10 - 15.10     Advocacy Breakout Sessions:

                             1. Civil Advocacy - Cross-examination of expert witnesses
                             2. Family Advocacy - Cases involving children
                             3. Criminal Advocacy - Multi-handed cases
                             4. Employed Bar Advocacy - Improving your Roundtable Advocacy

15.10 - 15.30     Networking Break
15.30 - 16.30     Ethics Breakout Sessions:

                             1. Civil Ethics -Errors by other Professionals
                             2. Family Ethics - McKenzie Friends and Solicitors Agents
                             3. Criminal Ethics - Ethics & Handling Fraud and Regulatory Cases
                             4. Employed Bar Ethics - Ethics of Working In-House

16.30 - 17.15     Plenary Session: Everything you wanted to know about advocacy,                                                but were too afraid to ask

                             Chair: The Rt Hon  Sir John Goldring                                                                                                       Panelists: Lady Justice Black                                                                                                                                         HHJ Marc Dight                                                                                                                                             DJ (MC)  Tan Ikram                                                                                                                                       Derek Sweeting QC

17.15 - 17.30     Closing Remarks by Andrew Langdon QC
17.30 - 19.00     Networking Reception

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Event Cost and Registration

There is a charge to attend the event:

  • £50 + VAT for those who have paid the Bar Representation Fee (BRF)

  • £70 + VAT for those who have not paid the Bar Representation Fee (BRF)


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For any further information about the event, please contact Petra Majzlikova on 020 7611 4690 or pmajzlikova@barcouncil.org.uk

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Supported by


Bar Pro Bono Unit

Pro Bono

The Bar Standards Board


Chancery Bar Association


 The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)


The Inns of Court College of Advocacy (Advocacy Training Council)


For sponsorship opportunities, please contact  Petra Majzlikova.