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Westminster Legal Policy Forum Keynote Seminar 19 March 2019
Thursday, 4th October 2018
The future for legal aid in England and Wales - scope, fees and access to justice
Nick Goodwin, Director, Access to Justice Policy, Ministry of Justice
Shaun McNally, Chief Executive, Legal Aid Agency
Lord Bach, Author, Bach Commission: The Right to Justice and Vice-Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Legal Aid
Denise Swanson, Head, Access to Justice Unit, The Scottish Government
further confirmed speakers include
Mary Banham-Hall, Focus Mediation; Christina Blacklaws, The Law Society; Pamela Fitzpatrick, Harrow Law Centre; Tom Franklin, Young Citizens; Steve Hynes, Legal Action Group and Joanna Sidhu, CrowdJustice
Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP, Vice-Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Legal Aid and Ellie Reeves MP
***Morning, Tuesday, 19th March 2019***
[Please note that this is a change to the original seminar date]
Mental Health Training for the Bar
Thursday, 20th September 2018
Date: 23 October and 8 November 2018
Time: 17:30 - 20:00
The Bar Council 289-293 High Holborn London WC1V 7HZ
- Mental Health Awareness
- Understanding Stress & Pressure
- Recognising mental health symptoms in yourself and others
- Looking after your own and others' mental health
- Responding to mental health concerns
- Signposting for support and further guidance
- Return to work and supporting colleagues in the workplace
- Tips for maintaining and managing mental health
This certificated course will be delivered via interactive learning with both core teaching and applied problem based scenarios. A detailed workbook will be provided as a guide for participants. The course will signpost a range of resources that participants may find helpful available from the Profession, the NHS, and others.
- Knowledge of what mental health is and common mental health issues
- Specific understanding of some of the pressures experienced by Barristers and those working with the Bar
- Ability to identify and respond to mental health issues in yourself and others
- Signposting for support and further guidance to aid recovery
Who Should Attend?
- Equality & Diversity Officers
- Wellbeing representatives in chambers
- Practice Managers
- Those with responsibility for providing assistance and support to members of chambers
BACFI Annual General Meeting
Monday, 17th September 2018
Annual General Meeting
Wednesday 28 November 2018
The meeting will be preceded by a talk by Lucinda Orr, Vice President of BACFI and
“Of Counsel” at Enyo Law LLP on:
“Super Trial Productions”
Kindly hosted by Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver and Jacobson LLP, 41 Lothbury, London
18:00 (registration 17.45)
Non- members welcomeThe event is free to all. If you wish to attend you MUST register in advance by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01525 222 244
Monday, 10th September 2018
BACFI presents in conjunction with the Employed Bar Committee of the Bar Council
Come along and find out from our panel of employed barristers about internships, pupillages, and how to write a great CV.
Student Common Room, City Law School, Atkin Building, Gray’s Inn
Wednesday 17 October 2018 18:00 (registration 17:30)
Followed by refreshments and networking
Attendance at the seminar is free to attend but you must register beforehand due to limited spaces.
GDPR – end of first term report
An update on how the GDPR is settling in and its consequences
Thursday 8 November 2018
Chaired by Jamie Hunt of ACCA
Kindly hosted by ACCA UK
The Adelphi, 1-11 John Adam Street, London, WC2N 6AU
18:00 (registration 17:30)
Followed by drinks and networking
Attendance at the seminar is free for BACFI members, £20 non-members. To attend but you must register beforehand due to limited spaces and security arrangements at the venue.
The Denning Lecture 2018
Tuesday 4 December at 18:00
Parliament Chamber, Inner Temple
Mrs Justice Rose
‘An Understanding Heart’: Being a Judge in the 21st Century
Chaired by Baroness Hale, BACFI President
followed by the BACFI Christmas Reception from 19:00 – 21:00
Tickets for the Lecture are free.You must register in advance to attend this event.
Reception tickets are priced at £20
Kindly sponsored by Juriosity
To register for any of the above evennts or if you have any queries, please email email@example.com or call 01525 222 244.
Gresham College - Free Lecture Series - Challenges in the Family Justice System
Monday, 3rd September 2018
Professor Delahunty will examine broader issues of the strengths and flaws within the family justice system, the challenges it has overcome and those it still faces.
Thursday 4 October 2018, 18:00 at Barnard’s Inn Hall
Ethics In and Out of the Court Room
If you are a barrister, you will be asked 'how can you act for someone who is guilty?'. This is just one of the ethical questions the Bar has to confront. Barristers have a Code of Ethics that governs the working relationship with the client, the court and colleagues but ethical dilemmas in practice are rarely straightforward. Do we make value judgments about our client’s culpability? Does that affect how hard we fight their case? The answer to those questions should emphatically be ‘no’.
Thursday 29 November 2018, 18:00 at Barnard’s Inn Hall
Sexual Harassment at the Bar
2018 saw a seismic change in the willingness of women to speak out about sexual abuse they had suffered at work and the willingness of others to hear and act on it. This year (2018) saw the creation of a #metoo movement called ‘Behind the Gown’ created by a group of barristers committed to tackling sexual harassment at the Bar. This lecture frankly confronts the anecdotal evidence and suggests ways in which we can learn from it.
Thursday 31 January 2019, 18:00 at Barnard’s Inn Hall
The 30th Anniversary of The Children Act 1989: Is It Still Fit for Purpose?
The Children Act 1989 embodied a change in philosophy by making the child’s welfare the courts ‘paramount’ concern, moving away from the concept of parental rights towards the right of the child. It embraced the idea of shared parental rights and responsibilities and that children are best cared for within their families but not at the expense of suffering avoidable significant harm. Has the Act done right by children since 1989? Has it adapted to the challenges of childhood and society?
Thursday 7 March 2019, 18:00 at Barnard’s Inn Hall
Politics and the Legal Profession
Cuts to legal aid, the concept of online justice, diversity within the legal profession and the judiciary, the independence of the Judiciary from the State, the impact the press can have on perceptions of fairness of justice: this lecture explores the controversial issue of how the politics of the day or decade can affect the way in which the Justice system functions in private and is perceived by the public.
Thursday 2 May 2019, 18:00 at Barnard’s Inn Hall
The Child and Medical Treatment: The Chance to Live, or to Die with Dignity?
What happens when doctors and parents cannot agree on whether a child should be given experimental medical treatment? Why is there any question mark over a parent’s right to decide if medical treatment for their child continues? From the parents of Aysha King who successfully secured proton beam therapy for their son to the despair surrounding baby Charlie Gard and his life-limiting genetic disorder: how does the court make decisions that can potentially prolong life or bring about the death of a child?
Thursday 6 June 2019, 18:00 at Barnard’s Inn Hall
Wellbeing at the Bar? Is a Family Lawyer’s Work All Stress and Distress?
Over the course of her professorship, Jo Delahunty has striven to talk openly about the way in which the Family Court deals with emotive and challenging issues such as sexual abuse, child death in infancy, child neglect and child exploitation. At what personal cost is that work undertaken? How can one delete the retinal images of abuse after the case has ended?
Dates may be subject to change so please check thier website for final dates and locations: www.gresham.ac.uk