MTYBA

Middle Temple Young Barristers' Association

Sep
20
6:30 PM18:30

"Out of the Frying Pan..." First Six Pupillage

Join us for a Q&A with a number of recent tenants on the best way to survive and succeed in your first six. The event will be held under Chatham House rules and alcoholic (and non-alcoholic) beverages will be provided, so its a great opportunity to get a "warts and all" account of what to expect for the first six months. Don’t expect sympathy, but at least know they’ve been there before.

Drinks and refreshments provided.

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May
1
6:30 PM18:30

Practical Law CPD Series: Mental Health Law

On 1 May 2018, MTYBA will be hosting the first of three events in our Practical Law CPD series for 2018. This first part is all about Mental Health Law, where we'll be joined by Professor Neil Greenberg, a consultant occupational and forensic psychiatrist. Professor Greenberg served in the United Kingdom Armed Forces for more than 23 years and has deployed, as a psychiatrist and researcher, to a number of hostile environments including Afghanistan and Iraq. He also gave evidence in the recent 'Marine A' appeal. Joining him is Aswini Weereratne QC of Doughty Street Chambers, a specialist in mental health and capacity law, and since 2002 a Judge of the First Tier Tribunal (Health, Education and Social Care Chamber). The event promises to provide a fascinating insight into a critically important and cross-cutting area of law.

When: 1 May 2018, 18:30

Where: Taskers, Ashley Building, Middle Temple

No RSVP necessary. Refreshments provided.

Stay tuned for details of parts two and three of the CPD series.

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Mar
6
6:30 PM18:30

Surviving Second Six

Join us for a Q&A with a number of recent tenants on the best way to survive and succeed in your second six. The event will be held under Chatham House rules and alcoholic (and non-alcoholic) beverages will be provided, so its a great opportunity to get a "warts and all" account of what to expect for the next six months. 

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Jan
25
6:30 PM18:30

Pupillage Application Evening

Pupillage Application Evening – 25 January

MTYBA will once again be hosting a three-part Pupillage Application Programme to those of you applying this spring. The first event is our Pupillage Application Evening. This will be held on Thursday 25 January 2018 at 18.30.

We have a panel of experienced application-sifters from various Chambers sitting on our panel to answer your questions and provide some do's and don'ts and top tips on getting that all important invitation to interview. You will also be able to gain one-to-one advice and seek feedback on a draft of your current application.

For this event you are therefore welcome to bring your draft pupillage applications and CVs.

The event is being held in the Taskers on the 2rd floor of the Middle Temple Library.

The event is open to all MTYBA members.

Refreshments in the form of wine, soft drinks, tea, coffee and sandwiches will be provided. No RSVP necessary, just turn up!

The remaining two events in our programme take the form of mock pupillage interviews and mock advocacy exercises. Details to follow nearer the time.

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Nov
23
6:30 PM18:30

An Introduction to Wellbeing at the Bar

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MTYBA are providing an introductory session to our young barrister members on the Wellbeing at the Bar initiative. The session will be led by Master Louise McCullough and will focus on stress management techniques and consider a range of coping mechanisms to meet the demands of practice. 

The event will begin at 18:30 with wine/non alocholic beverages provided. 1.5 hours CPD accreditation available.

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Oct
20
6:30 PM18:30

MTYBA Annual Dinner

MTYBA's Annual Dinner with Lord Igor Judge – 20 October 2017

Dear Members,

It is with great pleasure to announce that Lord Igor Judge will be the guest speaker at MTYBA's second Annual Dinner on the evening of Friday 20 October 2017.

Dress code: Black Tie

Tickets are £25 and will be reserved for MTYBA Members first, and a separate reserve list for guests will be taken, where requested. Payment instructions will be provided upon registration.

Guest tickets are now available!

Tickets will not be confirmed until payment is made, and depositing more than the cost of Members' tickets will not automatically reserve any guest tickets.

To reserve your ticket/s for you and guests, please email enquiries@mtyba.org with

1. Your name/s
2. Year/s of call
3. Number of tickets (non-MTYBA members will be placed on a reserve list)
4. MT membership number/s

Tickets are limited and will not be confirmed until payment is received.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Oct
19
6:45 PM18:45

MTYBA Employed Bar Panel & Networking Event – 19 October

On Thursday 19 October, MTYBA will be hosting a panel and networking event for practitioners at the Employed Bar.

The panel will consist of employed barristers giving their advice and insights, and will be available to take your questions.

The event will take place in the Sherrard Room, Ashley Building from 18.45. Complimentary refreshments will be available.

This event is for members of the Employed Bar, is free to attend and there is no need to RSVP.

We look forward to seeing you.

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Sep
27
6:30 PM18:30

Surviving First Six

Join us for a Q&A with a number of recent tenants on the best way to survive and succeed in your first six. The event will be held under Chatham House rules and alcoholic (and non-alcoholic) beverages will be provided, so its a great opportunity to get a "warts and all" account of what to expect for the first six months. Don’t expect sympathy, but at least know they’ve been there before.

Drinks and refreshments provided.

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Jun
1
6:30 PM18:30

Melinda Taylor: In Conversation

On Thursday 1 June 2017, MTYBA and The South Eastern Circuit present a conversation with Melinda Taylor.

Melinda is an Australian criminal lawyer who was arrested and detained in Libya in 2012 after being assigned by the International Criminal Court to defend Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of Muammar Gaddafi.

The event will take place in The Queen's Room, Middle Temple from 18:30. Refreshments will be provided.

It is free to attend but RSVP is essential: enquiries@mtyba.org

 

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MTYBA at The Shard: A corporate crime update with Fulcrum Chambers
Apr
27
6:30 PM18:30

MTYBA at The Shard: A corporate crime update with Fulcrum Chambers

On Thursday 27 April 2017 MTYBA and Fulcrum Chambers are coming together to present a corporate crime CPD lecture at Fulcrum's office on the 25th floor of The Shard.

The talk will centre on direction post Rolls Royce DPA with other general views.  The event will be opened by Fulcrum's David Huw Williams QC.  

There will be wine and refreshments. RSVP essential: enquiries@mtyba.org

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Mar
29
6:30 PM18:30

Surviving Second Six

Join us for a Q&A with a number of recent tenants on the best way to survive and succeed in your second six. The event will be held under Chatham House rules and alcoholic (and non-alcoholic) beverages will be provided, so its a great opportunity to get a "warts and all" account of what to expect for the next six months. 

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Mar
23
6:30 PM18:30

MTYBA and Urban Lawyers Advocacy Workshops: Launch Event

MTYBA and Urban Lawyers are launching their joint advocacy programme for University law students on 23 March 2017. The programme comprises three workshops providing the students with an introduction to advocacy skills.

The launch will be a 'top tips' and Q&A session with a panel of experienced advocates from a variety of practice areas. The panel session will be followed by a drinks reception at Middle Temple.

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Feb
1
7:00 PM19:00

HRW & MTYBA Lecture: Confronting Modern Slavery - 1 February

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On Wednesday 1 February 2017, MTYBA and Human Rights Watch are collaborating to host an evening on the subject of Confronting Modern Slavery.

Despite the prohibition of slavery under article 4 of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights and its abolition throughout the world, slavery continues to exist. The Walk Free Foundation's 2016 Global Slavery Index estimates that 45.8 million people are subjected to some form of modern day slavery.

The Human Rights Network (HRN) and MTYBA's event "Confronting Modern Slavery", will examine the prevalence of modern slavery, what form it takes (including domestic servitude, sex trafficking and forced labour) and what more needs to be done to tackle it.

For this event, HRN and MTYBA will be joined by a panel of four speakers with significant expertise in this area:

Caroline Haughey is a barrister at Furnival Chambers and prosecutes and defends across a wide range of the most serious and high profile criminal cases. She was instructed as counsel in the first Slavery case in Britain and has subsequently been instructed as leading counsel for the Crown in some of the most serious and high profile trafficking cases. Caroline was commissioned by the Prime Minister, in her previous role as Home Secretary, to carry out an independent review of the effectiveness of the criminal justice provisions in the Modern Slavery Act, one year after it came into effect. She has also been appointed to the Prime Minster's Modern Slavery Task Force, which is being chaired by the Prime Minister. 

Lucy Colman works in the House of Lords as a Political Adviser and Speechwriter. Previously, she worked as a Researcher at the Centre for Social Justice, an independent think tank established to put social justice at the heart of British politics. There, she authored a report entitled ‘It Happens Here’, which exposed the hidden disgrace of modern slavery in the UK and made a number of key recommendations to tackle modern slavery in the UK. This was instrumental in placing modern slavery firmly on the political agenda, which later led to the passing of the Modern Slavery Act.

Justine Currell is the Executive Director at Unseen, a charity seeking to tackle modern slavery by supporting survivors, identifying the key issues surrounding slavery and exploitation, and influencing the systems that keep slavery hidden. In her capacity as Executive Director, Justine oversees Unseen’s modern slavery helpline and their wider engagement with stakeholders. Previously, Justine was the modern slavery senior policy adviser in the Home Office, where she led on the development of the Modern Slavery Act, including the transparency in supply chains provision and business guidance. 

Rothna Begum is the women’s rights researcher for the Middle East and North Africa region at Human Rights Watch. Rothna has worked extensively on migrant domestic workers, many of whom have very few rights or protections and are vulnerable to abuse. Prior to joining Human Rights Watch, Rothna worked for Amnesty International.

Places are limited and you must register in advance to attend. Registration is free and can be completed through our Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/confronting-modern-slavery-what-more-needs-to-be-done-to-tackle-modern-slavery-in-the-uk-and-around-tickets-30541429237

The event is being held in the Parliament Chamber at Middle Temple and starts promptly at 19:00.

The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception.

We look forward to seeing many of you there.

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Jan
25
6:30 PM18:30

Pupillage Application Evening – 25 January

Dear Members,

Happy 2017 to you all!

MTYBA will once again be hosting a three-part Pupillage Application Programme to those of you applying this spring. The first event is our Pupillage Application Evening on Wednesday 25 January 2017 at 18.30

We have a panel of experienced application-sifters from various Chambers sitting on our panel to answer your questions and provide some do's and don'ts and top tips on getting that all important invitation to interview. Following this we will have a break-out session where you can speak to our panellists one-to-one and even show them a draft of your current application or a previous attempt from last year.

The event is being held in Taskers, Ashley BuidlingRefreshments in the form of wine, soft drinks, tea, coffee and sandwiches will be provided. No RSVP necessary, just turn up! 

The remaining two events in our programme take the form of mock pupillage interviews and mock advocacy exercises. Details to follow nearer the time.

I look forward to seeing you on 25 January,

Michael Harwood
Pre-Pupillage Officer

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