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Areas of Law

Tuesday 21st of November 2023 17:45

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Sherrard Room


​​​​​​​17:45 ~ Doors Open
18:15 ~ Lecture
19:15 ~ Reception
Expected to end at approx. 20:30

Event Details

Thinking about pupillage and your future career in law can be overwhelming: Bar Course deadlines, drafting pupillage applications, and keeping up with legal developments, you may not have the time to research and ask about those “niche” areas of law that have piqued your interest. You may have thought, can I specialise in media law with little external experience in the sector? How much advocacy is involved in being an intellectual property barrister? What is the difference between environmental law and planning law?

This Qualifying Session is your time to ask these questions and find out more about these smaller, but equally important, areas of law. There will be barristers from at least 6 areas of law, they will each describe a “day in the life of” and how they came to specialise in it. There will be a reception after for you to mingle with the practitioners and your peers, refreshments will be provided.

Speakers include -

Jonathan Scherbel-Bell - Media Law - 5RB
Nick De Marco KC - Sports Law - Blackstone Chambers
Aparna Nathan KC - Tax Law - Devereux Chambers
Tricia Hemans - Property Law - Falcon Chambers
Claire Nevin - Environment and Planning Law - Claire Nevin

Students and transferring lawyers need to attend the whole event including the reception in order to claim a Qualifying Session.

Who can Attend

This event is for student members and Called members who are seeking pupillage.

Dietary Requirements

Qualifying Session Details

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

Learning Aims:

After this session, students should be able to:

  • Describe the role and day-to-day of at least one new area of law.
  • Identify ways to specialise in an area of law.
  • Recognise the legal breadth of the Bar and the importance this plays in diversifying legal practice.

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:

  • 4.1.1

Click here to view the BSB's Professional Statement

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Unless the event sells out earlier, booking will close at 09:00 two working days before the event.


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.

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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.