The Survive & Thrive Programme: People management: how to manage up, down and sideways

A barrister is expected to lead, manage and be managed throughout their career, but is unlikely to have anyone formally reporting to them. This can mean they are overlooked when it comes to leadership and management training and often find they are ill-equipped when it comes to dealing with tricky situations involving clerks, junior barristers, leading counsel and clients.

For QCs and judges: you may get to a point in your career where the idea of nurturing talented junior barristers appeals to you. How do you adapt your skillset to impart advice based on your years of experience, but in a way that isn’t seen as preaching? 

During this event, we will take attendees – whether they lead up, down or sideways – through a practical guide on:

• How to better communicate when managing and being managed
• How to manage difficult behaviour
• How to work alongside and report to difficult individuals
• How to praise individuals
• How to nurture talented individuals


Speaker 1 - The Baroness Deech DBE - Ruth Deech is a British academic, lawyer bioethicist and politician. In 2002, she was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE), in recognition of her work at the HFEA.

Speaker 2 - Jay Connolly - Jay Connolly is the global chief talent officer for Dentons and responsible for the human resources, recruiting and learning/ professional development functions, delivering best practices and ensuring consistent standards across all geographies. 

Speaker 3 - Nick Hill - Nick Hill has been a barristers’ clerk for more than 30 years and a senior clerk since 1999. In addition to his chambers work, Nick is the chairman of the Institute of Barristers’ Clerks.

Moderator - Jonathan Jones - Jonathan Jones is the Treasury Solicitor, HM Procurator General and Head of the Government Legal Service.

Date: Wednesday 20 June 2018    
Timings: 17:30 drink and networking - 18:00 the presentation starts

Venue: Middle Temple Hall

RSVP: To register for this CPD-Accredited event, visit here.

Members: Free. Non-members: £15 which is payable in advance.