A free event for sixth form and college students to find out more about routes to the Bar from practising barristers. 

Find out more and book your place below. 

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30 June 2022, 16:30 - 18:30
Event Type


Introduction to the Bar

Thursday 30 June 2022, 16:30-18:30

Sixth form and college students are invited to join the introduction to the Bar session online. Students will get the opportunity to find out more about routes to the Bar and will hear from practising barristers about life as a barrister.

This event is best suited to those students who are yet to go to university and are interested in a career in the law or as a barrister.

Students who are on the Bar Placement Scheme will be signed up automatically


Thursday 30 June 2022 (online)

16:30-17:00 – Careers talk

17:00-18:00 – Panel discussion from the Bar Council’s Social Mobility Advocates

18:00-18:30 – Address from the Chair of the Bar and Q&A


Rose Malleson, Policy Analyst at the Bar Council

Rose joined the Bar Council in January 2018. At the Bar Council, Rose is responsible for coordinating the work of the Education and Training Committee, providing policy advice on barristers’ training. She also runs various outreach programmes aimed at promoting social mobility and access to the Bar, and she provides policy support for the Pupillage Fair and Pupillage Gateway.

Mark Fenhalls QC, Chair of the Bar Council of England and Wales

Mark’s practice is principally in crime, business crime and regulatory compliance.  

Mark was Chair of the Criminal Bar Association (2015/16) and Leader of the South Eastern Circuit (2019-2020).  He is a Bencher of Gray’s Inn.

He is Vice Chair of The Kalisher Trust.

Yaa Dankwa Ampadu-Sackey

Yaa Dankwa is a family barrister at Lamb Building. She is a member of the Bar Council’s Education and Training Committee, and she is a Social Mobility Advocate.

Mary Prior QC

Mary is a criminal silk at 36 Crime. She is Vice-Chair of the Education Committee and Gray’s Inn, and she is a Social Mobility Advocate.

Andrew Dakoutros

Andrew is a barrister at the Government Legal Department. He is a Social Mobility Advocate.

Book your place


Please ensure you read our terms and conditions and privacy statement before booking.

The online event will be held on the Zoom videoconferencing platform. Please ensure you read our Zoom statement before booking.

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