This is the second 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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9 October 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, is designed to help you improve your understanding of effective people management and establish positive cultures and practices in chambers.

Our expert panel will introduce you to the basics of personnel management and provide you with practical advice on how to develop effective policies and procedures designed to improve your approach.

Why attend

  • Improve your knowledge of the minimum regulatory and legislative duties relating to chambers’ employees.
  • Hear examples of good practice from our expert panellists and get practical advice on how to establish a positive culture, including dignity at work and the promotion of active bystanders, and reward and recognition.
  • Learn how to implement effective performance management and development programmes, including appraisals and performance improvement, and empowering employees through 360 feedback, and grievance and disciplinary processes.  
  • Learn how to differentiate between poor performance and misconduct.
  • Improve your understanding of chambers’ liabilities when things go wrong.

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.
  • 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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Elaine Banton, Employment barrister at 7BR, Joint Chair of Equality, Diversity and Social Mobility Committee

Elaine Banton is an experienced employment, equality, discrimination and human rights barrister at 7BR Chambers, focusing on complex and protracted litigation at all levels. Often appearing in high profile matters her practice includes disciplinary, regulatory, sports law and stress at work. Elaine was featured as the Times Lawyer of the Week in March 2023 as a result of the pre dismissal remedy judgment of £300k in the long-running litigation involving a retrial of sex discrimination, harassment and maternity claims in Rajput v Commerzbank AG. Elaine recently gave evidence in Parliament to the Joint Committee on Human Rights in the Inquiry into Human Rights at Work, debated the cab rank rule when speaking in Amsterdam at the Fédération des Barreaux d’Europe, and attended the CSW 67 as a delegate for UN Women UK. She is Co-Chair of the Bar Council’s Equality, Diversity and Social Mobility Committee and a Bencher at Middle Temple.

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Jemma Tagg, Chief Executive at Twenty Essex, Joint Chair of the Legal Practice Management Association, Equality, Diversity and Social Mobility Committee member

Jemma is LPMA Co-Chair and CEO of Twenty Essex, a leading commercial set, where she is responsible for the strategic direction and management of chambers. She joined Twenty Essex in 2017 from a background as a qualified disputes solicitor with more recent experience in a senior business development role at a leading law firm. 
Jemma is an advocate for modernisation and development in the legal sector and a passionate supporter of diversity. She has a particular interest in social mobility and mentors students and other professionals to support them in their career development.
Jemma has held a number of non-executive director roles primarily in the education sector. As well as her role at LPMA, she sits on the Thomson Reuters Advisory Board for Transforming Women’s Leadership in the Law.

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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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. 

Advanced employee (and pupil barrister) management in chambers

The third event in the chambers series helps you develop a more sophisticated approach to behavioural management and reduce the associated risks.

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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