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Team Working Tools for Barristers

Friday 17th of June 2022 09:30

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Sherrard Room


9:30 - 13:00

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

Dress code

Business Attire, Smart Casual

Event Details

Open to called/practising members of all four Inns. The workshop will count towards 3 hours CPD for the established practitioners programme.

At this workshop you will learn a range of essential team working tools which you can use straight away to strengthen your Bar practice and support those you work with.

Team work is a key aspect of bar practice, and like every practical skill, it can be taught and learned. Although the BSB Professional Statement requires barristers to “Understand and apply principles of team working where appropriate”, team working techniques are not taught at bar school or in pupillage. Instead, for better or for worse, most barristers model what they saw during pupillage, and learn by trial and error.

This workshop takes a different approach: it teaches tools and skills from modern leadership coaching and team psychology which have been adapted to practice at the Bar. 

With the right tools, you can make team work enjoyable.

Some of the things you will learn are:

  • How to maximise contributions from team members.
  • What gets teams stuck, and how to move them.
  • How to work with different roles within a team, and how roles change over time.
  • How your perception of your own role impacts team dynamics.
  • How to maximise team performance.

The workshop will be facilitated by James Pereira QC and Zita Tulyahikayo, co-founders of The Libra Partnership. James and Zita are professional leadership and team coaches with particular expertise of working with barristers and lawyers. James is also a practising barrister at FTB Chambers.

It will run from 9.30 - 13.00 pm in the Sherrard Room, 3rd Floor of the Ashley Building, Middle Temple Lane on Friday 17 June.

The event is free of charge. Members of other Inns, please email to book your place.

Who can Attend

Called/practising members of Middle Temple.

Dietary Requirements

Qualifying Session Details

This event is not a Qualifying Session

Bookings and Cancellations

Booking Tickets:

Tickets are free of charge.

Members of the Inn can book tickets online. Members of other Inns, please email if you wish to attend.  Please note that you must log in to book (if you have not yet created a log-in please register first).  

Unless the event sells out earlier, booking will close at 12:00 two working days before the event.  


To cancel a ticket please contact the Treasury Office on 020 7427 4800 or email



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