The Employed Bar accounts for 20% of the Bar and continues to grow, as both corporate and legal firms seek out the expertise of barristers trained in England and Wales.
While approximately 50% of these are employed by the Government Legal, HM Courts & Tribunals and Crown Prosecution Services, the rest are found widespread across a range of organisations.
The aim of the Employed Bar Forum is to bring together these employed barristers for seminars, lectures and workshops, focused on their particular professional development. Three of these events are normally planned each year and suggested topics are a result of surveys with employed members and by working with organisations such as BACFI (Bar Association for Commerce, Finance and Industry).
The most recent event was a joint venture between Inner and Middle Temple, The Employed Bar: Opportunities for Established and Aspiring Practitioners, which took place on 10 November 2015.
The aim of this initiative was to provide an opportunity for established and aspiring barristers to network whilst hearing from a wide range of speakers, including a keynote speech from Robert Webb QC and a panel discussion chaired by Master Vivian Robinson QC, Inner Temple's Master of the Employed Bar.
For any future news on Employed Bar Forum events please keep up to date with our eNewsletters and check the Calendar section of our website.