Annual Bar and Young Bar Conference 2021:
Recovery, growth and transformation
This year’s annual conference will take place across four days of online and in-person sessions examining what is needed to overcome the challenges restricting the delivery of justice, which has been exacerbated by the pandemic over the last two years.
We will look at the transformations that are needed or expected to take place throughout the justice system and within the profession, including the role of technology, access to the Bar, working practices and barristers’ individual and collective business development and management.
Join us and colleagues from across the Bar this November at the Annual Bar and Young Bar Conference 2021.
View the full programme and see the range of full conference and individual session ticket options below.
With three days of early evening online sessions followed by a full day of in-person attendance at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London, this year's programme has been designed to be as flexible as possible to be inclusive of all at the Bar regardless of location, nature of work, income level or preference for participating in-person or virtually.
Book your place at the conference and take the opportunity to attened over 12 hours of expert speaker sessions, professional development and networking opportunities. Discounts are available for students, pupils, barristers in income bands 1-2 and Bar Representation Fee subscribers.
Prices and booking
Discounts are available for students, pupils, barristers in income bands 1-2 and Bar Representation Fee (BRF) subscribers. A bulk booking discount of a further 10% is available to Chambers and organisations booking 10 or more full conference tickets. Email our training and events team to book with a bulk discount.
Full conference tickets
|In person and online attendance||Live stream and online attendance|
|Pupils, Students, bands 1 and 2||£70||£60|
|Pupils, Students, bands 1 and 2 with BRF discount||£60||£51|
Find out more about the Bar Representation Fee and subscribe to be eligible for the BRF discount.
Prices do not include VAT, which will be added when you choose your ticket.
Book your place
Individual online session tickets
Tickets are available to book for individual online sessions taking place on Wednesday 17 November, Thursday 18 November and Friday 19 November.
|Pupils, Students, bands 1 and 2||£25|
|Pupils, Students, bands 1 and 2 with BRF discount||£20|
Book your session ticket
Please see the full programme above for full session details.
The Vision for Justice 2022 and the State of the Rule of Law
Wednesday 17 November 2021
17:15-17:30 - Welcome address
17:30-17:50 - The Vision for Justice 2022
17:50 -19:00 - The State of the Rule of Law
Leading witnesses and being led in court: Advocacy for the Young Bar
Thursday 18 November 2021, 17:30-19:00
The hybrid workweek and its future in chambers
Friday 19 November 2021, 16:30-17:30
Future Bar: Access and sustainability
Friday 19 November 2021, 17:45-18:45
Online event sponsors
Fleet Street Wealth
One of the main providers of financial services to barristers, Fleet Street Wealth is an independent Chartered firm offering advice ranging from wealth management, retirement planning and cash flow forecasting to tax planning, mortgages and protection.
Make your strongest case with LexisNexis. LexisNexis continue to find ways to help members of the Bar to work more productively, prepare arguments with confidence and get the best results for their clients with their pioneering and trusted online libraries and guidance and training via their webinars programme.
Drinks reception sponsors
Worried about how to protect your chambers from ransomware attacks and email account takeover?
The solution is Mitigo. Their support has been designed for chambers to safeguard against cyber attacks. After assessing your risks, Mitigo will take care of the three areas needed to keep your chambers safe:
Technology – includes detailed technology assessments, penetration testing, and vulnerability scanning
People – includes e-learning, testing, and simulated phishing
Governance – includes policies, customised handbook, and risk management framework.
Mitigo also provides a rapid response, containment, and investigation service, and can assist with reporting obligations to regulators and clients.
Event bag sponsors
Vector Professions Finance
Vector Professions Finance is a well established company providing aged debt funding to the Bar.
Already representing around 2,500 barristers and over 70 chambers, Place Campbell is the largest barrister-specialist firm of Chartered Accountants in the UK.
Complete Business Solutions
Over the past 20 years Complete Business Solutions have developed a range of business services that enable chambers to consolidate their supply chain and drastically reduce the number of suppliers they deal with.
Advanced has over 30 years’ experience in technical systems development. Over 2,000 barristers use MLC to manage their practice on-the-go, with online access to documents in the Cloud, safe in the knowledge that GDPR compliance is fully catered for. MLC offers a true commercial advantage with management tools that maximise efficiency by streamlining processes and monitoring real-time progress. Our cutting-edge technology was developed to meet the changing requirements of modern chambers. By utilising mobile tools that reduce reliance on physical premises, barristers, clerks, solicitor firms and additional third parties can work together seamlessly.
Paperless training packs
To minimise environmental impact and the amount of paper you have to carry with you, Bar Council training packs are paperless. As a delegate you will receive the materials you need for the training by email in advance, which you can access on your laptop or tablet or print in advace if required.
Throughout the training, there will be references to various Bar Council guidance or external documents which are included as a hyperlink within the attendee workbook.