About the event
This free event will provide tips and advice for building your practice including setting goals and planning for the future, navigating conversations with clerks, and securing opportunities to help you develop your career at the Bar.
The in-person event, taking place in London, includes a panel discussion (17:30-19:00) followed by a networking drinks reception (19:00-20:30) with members of the Junior Solicitors’ Network. The panel discussion will be livestreamed for those joining online.
Who should attend
- All newly qualified self-employed barristers in their first year of practice.
- Gain insight from clerks on how to get the most out of your practice management review and identify opportunities to develop your practice
- Build the confidence to nurture successful relationships with clerks, practice managers, and senior practitioners
- Hear from solicitors on how to manage the essential relationship between counsel and professional client
- Hear from junior barristers on how they have navigated starting their career at the Bar, handled difficult conversations, and appropriate steps to take in challenging situations
- Learn how LinkedIn can supercharge your skills marketing and build your network
Amrit Kaur Dhanoa, Chair of YBC
I became Chair of the Young Bar because I wanted to play a greater role in ensuring young barristers’ voices are heard on a range of issues, their concerns brought to the fore and that they feel confident that the YBC represents their needs and interests.
The early years of practice for a junior barrister can be fraught with opportunities but challenges too. It is essential that the YBC remains a vital voice for the Young Bar as they navigate those crucial early years and look forward to building successful practices.
Zayd Ahmed, Chair of the Young Criminal Bar Association
Zayd is a criminal and extradition barrister who represents both children and adults charged with a full range of criminal offences. He has represented a variety of individuals at both the magistrates’ and crown courts and has conducted in excess of 200 trials obtaining great results. Zayd has an in-depth understanding of the CPIA and the disclosure obligations on both the prosecution and defence.
Zayd is also a dual qualified duty solicitor and has a detailed understanding of the police interview process, allowing him to challenge any breaches of the codes of practice.
He also has experience in dealing with extradition proceedings both at the initial and final hearing and has worked on Proceeds of Crime applications so is able to advise on and challenge cash seizure, forfeiture and confiscation proceedings.
Prior to qualifying as a barrister, Zayd worked for some of the top criminal defence firms litigating high profile cases including murder, terrorism and fraud. He is the chair of the young criminal bar association and an elected member of the Bar Council and confidently represents the needs of young and Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic barristers practising at the bar in England and Wales. He is also a social mobility advocate for the Bar council.
Lauren Webb, Fox Williams
Lauren is a seasoned marketing and communications professional, working with organisations to deliver strategies that elevate visibility, reputation, and authority.
With a wealth of experience garnered from both global and national entities, Lauren has spent the last six years specialising in marcom for the legal and professional services sectors. She brings a straightforward and clear approach to demystifying the realms of public relations, communications, and marketing. Her unique insights and practical methodologies make these often-complex subjects accessible to individuals at all levels of expertise, even those with limited prior knowledge.
With a keen understanding of the evolving landscape, Lauren will share invaluable tips and ideas on how to leverage LinkedIn for success, specifically tailored for newly qualified barristers. Her session promises to equip attendees with the tools they need to build a robust and influential online profile that will support career success.
Luke Eaton, Barrister at 1GC Family Law
Luke is a barrister at 1GC Family Law. He specialises in the law as it relates to children, including private and public law applications and ‘modern families’ cases.
Luke was called in 2015 and has been shortlisted twice in the LexisNexis awards for Family Law Young Barrister of the Year. He is also ranked in the Legal 500.
Steven Wright, Senior Clerk at 7BR Chambers
Steven is joint Senior Clerk at 7BR Chambers, a leading multi-disciplinary set with over 90 members, including 18 Kings Counsel.
He is responsible for the business development and marketing of members and chambers both nationally and internationally, where the chambers regularly work in Isle of Man, Channel Islands, Hong Kong, Cyprus and the Caribbean. He has over 20 years’ experience in clerking.
Steven also sits on the management committees of the Institute of Barristers’ Clerks and the International Bar Council.
Daria Dybov, Medical negligence solicitor at Irwin Mitchell
Book your place
This event is for newly qualified self-employed barristers. We require full details for successful registration; partial registrations will not be successful. Registration is essential for attendance and spaces are limited.
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