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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
BACFI Seminar: Should Whistleblowers be Paid?
Monday, 11th June 2018
Tuesday, 10 July 2018
A panel discussion debating whether the UK should follow the example set by other jurisdictions – such as the US – and introduce financial incentives for individuals who blow the whistle on wrongdoing by firms.
Mary Inman, Partner, Constantine Cannon
Martin Woods, Head of Financial Crime, Thomson Reuters (and former whistleblower)
Cathy James, Senior Legal Consultant, Public Concern at Work
Rebecca Aston, Head of Professional Standards, CISI
Chaired by Jenny Barker of Counsel, Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP
Kindly hosted by Peters and Peters Solicitors LLP
15 Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1BW
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.
To register or if you have any queries please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01525 222244
Representation, Education and Support for Employed Barristers
BACFI Professional Issues Forum
Monday, 11th June 2018
Ewen MacLeod from the Bar Standards Board
Moderated by Patrick Rappo
A short presentation to update you on the BSB’s current work, followed by an open Forum - your chance to ask all those difficult questions about practising certificates, BSB rules and regulations…….
Wednesday, 4 July 2018
Room 4, Atkin Building, 4 Gray’s Inn Place, London, WC1R 5DX
18:15 – 19:45 (registration from 18:00)
Attendance at the seminar is free for BACFI members, £20 payable in advance for non-members. Cheques payable to BACFI to be sent to PO Box 4352, Edlesborough, Dunstable, Beds LU6 9EF.
To register, or if you have any queries please email email@example.com or call 01525 222244
Representation, Education and Support for Employed Barristers
The Bar Council: Speaking Opportunities for the Bar in Mexico
Wednesday, 23rd May 2018
3-5 September 2018, Mexico City
The Bar Council is working with the Law Society of England and Wales, the Mexican Chamber of Commerce and the three main national bar associations in Mexico to deliver the first English Law Week in Mexico City from 3-5 September 2018.
The event offers barristers a unique opportunity to promote English law overall as well as raise their professional profile in this important and developing legal market. The event will bring together legal professionals across Mexico and the UK to discuss recent updates in English and Mexican law including: fintech, oil and gas, maritime, international arbitration, corporate governance, anti-money laundering and financial regulation and more.
Mexico is the second largest economy in Latin America, after Brazil, and analysts predict that it will be the world´s seventh-largest by 2050. Economic reforms, including opening up the energy sector and reforming the financial system has sparked a series of high-level exchanges between the UK and Mexico, including a visit by the Secretary of State for International Trade, Liam Fox, last year.
With trade relations between the UK and Mexico strengthening, Mexican law firms are increasingly looking beyond the US legal profession and New York law. The UK has been playing an important role in recent developments to the Mexican legal system, including in relation to their new Fintech law. Because of this, there is an increasing need to learn more about each other's legal systems and promote how barristers can cooperate with the Mexican legal profession.
Opportunities for the Bar exist in arbitration, particularly in the energy, reinsurance and retrocession sector, as well as in providing transactional and dispute advice or acting as expert witnesses on issues of English law.
There are also opportunities arising for members of the traditionally publicly funded bar in the field of business crime, anti-corruption/money-laundering, asset tracing and cross border family issues.
The deadline for applications has been extended to Friday 1 June 2018.
If you have any queries in relation to the programme, please contact Jessica Crofts-Lawrence at JCrofts-Lawrence@BarCouncil.org.uk
Click here for further information and to download the application form.
The Employed Bar Awards 2018
Monday, 16th April 2018
Employed Bar Awards 2018
Date: Friday 29 June 2018 from 19:00 – Late
Venue: The Imperial War Museum, SE1 6HZ
Dress Code: Black Tie
Book and nominate now at www.employedbar.com
Book tickets here: https://thebarcouncil.sym-online.com/registrationforms/eba2018/done/