This is the third seminar in our 'managing people and behaviours in chambers' event series designed to help chambers with effective people management and establish positive cultures and practices in chambers.

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4 November 2024, 17:00 - 19:00
Event Type
Chambers management

This online seminar, which forms part of our new 'managing people and behaviours in chambers' event series, will explore different real-life scenarios relating to your employees and pupil barristers.

Led by a panel of experts, learn more about the actions that you can when dealing with incidents of performance or behaviour.

Why attend

  • Gain insight into common scenarios that you may face as an employer, line manager, or pupil supervisor.
  • Improve your understanding of effective people management and establish positive cultures and practices in chambers.
  • Learn when to transition from an informal to formal performance management process and what to do when an employee or pupil barrister is not responding to an improvement plan.
  • Get practical advice on how to handle long-term absence whilst adhering to your statutory duties.
  • Develop a more sophisticated approach to behavioural management and reduce the associated risks.

Who should attend

  • Heads and deputy heads of chambers, and members of chambers management committees.
  • Heads and deputy heads of other committees and steering groups in chambers.
  • Pupil supervisors
  • Chief executives, chief operating officers, chambers directors, and other chambers professionals with responsibility for personnel and/or line management.
  • Senior clerks and senior practice managers, and other clerks or practice managers with line management responsibility in chambers.


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Paul Newhall, Chief Executive at Landmark Chambers, Joint Chair of Chambers Management Panel, Legal Practice Management Association Executive Committee member

Working closely with the members of Chambers and the Practice Directors, Paul is responsible for the strategic development and day to day operations at Landmark. His responsibilities include business and client development, finance, ICT, HR and marketing.

Prior to joining the team at Landmark he held a number of senior positions in leading UK law firms. During his early career Paul worked in the City.

Paul is co-Chair of the Chambers Management Working Group, a member of the Bar Representation Committee, and sits on the Executive Committee of the Legal Practice Management Association (LPMA).


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Alexander Dunlop (LLB (Hons), PGDip, MCIArb), Partner at ADR Resolutions LLP

Alexander Dunlop (LLB (Hons), PGDip, MCIArb) is a Partner at ADR Resolutions LLP and a specialist in dispute resolution. Alex has over ten years experience as a mediator, trainer, neutral, consultant and investigator. In particular Alex has designed and developed bespoke systems (and the policy suites) that embed dispute resolution in organisations reducing workplace conflict. Alex’s client base includes regulatory bodies, banking and financial sectors, public sector, charity sector, media industry and the pharmaceutical industry, both domestically and internationally. Alex has worked with organisations including Intellectual Property Office (IPO), European Patent Office (EPO), Greater London Authority (GLA), BBC, Metropolitan Police, NHS, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Law Society, and British Medical Authority (BMA).

Further speakers to be confirmed.

Ticket options

Standard ticket
  • Single session: £90
  • This session and one other: £145
  • All four sessions: £220
BRF subscriber
  • Single session: £72
  • This session and one other: £115
  • All four sessions: £175
Annual chambers management package
  • Single session: 2 credit hours
  • This session and one other: 3 credit hours
  • All four sessions: 6 credit hours


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All Bar Council online training is held on the Zoom videoconferencing platform. Please ensure you read our Zoom statement before booking.

Handling challenging behaviour amongst barristers in chambers

The first event in the series will explore real-life scenarios and help you develop an approach to handling challenging behaviours. 

Introduction to employee management in chambers

The second event in the series introduces you to the basics of people management.

Conducting investigations and managing disciplinary processes in chambers

The third event in the chambers event series provides advice on investigative processes and disciplinary processes.

Chambers Management enquiry service

The Chambers Management enquiry service provides guidance and assistance on issues relating to chambers management to practising barristers and chambers professionals.

Policies and procedures for chambers

Find the policies and procedures your chambers needs in place to ensure regulatory and legislative compliance, and the resources that will help you to implement them.

Annual Chambers Management package

The Bar Council’s bespoke package of training, services and resources for chambers professionals

Chambers Management Panel

Find out more about the Bar Council’s work to support barristers and chambers professionals with the effective management of chambers


The Annual Chambers Management package

This training session is available as part of the Bar Council's Annual Chambers Membership package. Chambers membership gives you access to a range of training and support throughout the year, chosen to suit your needs. Find out more about the package.

In-chambers training

We can offer this training in-chambers, including at chambers on the circuits. Please contact our Training and Events team for information on dates and pricing.  

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.

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