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The Employed Bar: A Day in the Life of

Thursday 14th of January 2021 18:30


Online via Zoom (joining link will be circulated via email)
This event is a Qualifying Session and is worth 1 point


Ethics, Standards, and ValuesLegal Knowledge, Justice and the Rule of LawPreparation for Pupillage, Career Development and Wellbeing


18:30 - 20:00

Ensure that you have joined before the QS is due to start.

Dress code

Smart Casual
Online registration has ended for this event

Event Details

In this session you will have the chance to learn from some of the country’s leading employed barristers about what it’s like to work as an employed barrister and how you can enter this field. It will be a rather informal discussion and the practitioners will endeavour to answer any preconceived ideas you have about the employed bar. No stone will be left unturned

This Round Table will be led by:

  • Master Christiane Valansot
  • Master Rosalind Wright
  • Master Andrew Clarke
  • Dominic Alexander
  • Genevieve Harris
  • Barry Dooley

[Bookings will open at 18:00 on Friday 18 December]


This event is for members only.

Qualifying Session Details

Click here to see details of the QS Requirements and how to be credited with the QS for this session

Learning Outcomes:

After this session, students should be able to:

  • Recognise the distinctions between the employed and self-employed bar;
  • Identify the skills and experience needed to succeed as an employed barrister;
  • Appreciate the role of an employed barrister in the wider organisation.

Links to the Professional Statement, wider workings of the Bar, administration of justice or a public interest matter

The QS will align with these elements of the Professional Statement:

  • 1.1 / 1.2 / 1.3 / 1.4 / 1.16
  • 4.1 / 4.1.2 / 4.2 / 4.4

Click here to view the BSB's Professional Statement

Bookings and Cancellations

Where we have a waiting list we will offer your ticket to someone else, so please do cancel your ticket if you are no longer able to attend.

Click here to view our Bookings and Cancellation Policies

Data Protection & Photography

Please be aware that photography, audio and video recording may take place at our events. These may be used for promotional purposes by the Inn, including in printed publications, on our website, and on our social media accounts. If you do not wish to have your photograph taken or to have images of you used, please alert the EducationTeam at the start of the event. We are unable to guarantee that you will not be included in the background of photographs that are being taken. Contact: 020 7427 4800,

All personal data that the Inn stores and processes is held in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the Inn’s Data Protection Policy. You can ask the Inn to stop using your images at any time, or request to see the personal data that the Inn holds on you. For more information please visit the Data Protection page

Times and details for this event are subject to change. Please check this webpage for the most up to date information.