This year's Annual Bar and Young Bar Conference takes place over four days: three days of online sessions and a full in-person Saturday programme of expert speakers, professional learning and opportunities to meet colleagues from across the profession.

17 - 20 November 2021, 17:00 - 18:00
Event Type
Online and in-person at the Grand Connaught Rooms, London
Practice management, Business development, Equality and diversity, Coronavirus, Law reform, International, Wellbeing

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 ticket options below.

Why attend?

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.

The programme: sessions and speakers


The Grand Connaught Rooms, London, and live streamed online


Discounts are available for students, pupils, barristers in income bands 1-2 and Bar Representation Fee (BRF) subscribers.

  In person and online attendance Live stream and online attendance
Full price   £270   £230
BRF discount   £216    £184
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.

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.

Book your place


Event bag sponsors

Vector Professions Finance

Vector Professions Finance is a well established company providing aged debt funding to the Bar.

Visit the Vector Professions Finance website to find out more


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. 

Log into MyBar to find out more about the Complete Business Solutions offer


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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.