With an increasing number of barristers turning to platforms such as Twitter and LinkedIn in order to express themselves and develop their professional profile and networks, this online seminar supports barristers and support staff in navigating the practical and ethical challenges associated with the Bar’s use of social media.

Find out more about the seminar below.

Book your place

27 May 2021, 17:30 - 19:00
Event Type
Business development

About the session

Focusing on best practice, the most effective ways to establish brand image and mitigating and managing associated risks, this new online seminar is designed to address concerns about using social media and help maximise your social presence and reach.

Why attend?

This seminar will help you to:

  • Increase your understanding of best practice when using social media and how various platforms can offer increased opportunities for marketing and practice development;
  • Improve your understanding of the ethical dilemmas that can arise when using social media;
  • Identify the best forms of PR mitigation and management through the use of hypothetical social media ‘crises’; and
  • Take appropriate steps when being challenged or criticised by peers or clients online.


Chair: Shiryn Sayani, Communications Manager (Policy & Campaigns), The Bar Council

Melissa Davis, Chief Executive, MD Communications
Joanna Hardy, self-employed barrister, Red Lion Chambers
John Battle, employed barrister, ITN and Bar Council Ethics Committee member




Standard ticket: £60 plus VAT
BRF subscriber discounted rate: £50 plus VAT
Pupil and barristers in income bands 1 and 2 discounted rate: £30 plus VAT
Pupils with income of under £25,000: free of charge

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

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

There are no related events currently scheduled. To find out more about alternative dates and future related events, email our training and events team.

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.