MTYBA

Middle Temple Young Barristers' Association

Jul
19
6:00 PM18:00

Four Inns Junior Bar Summer Drinks

MTYBA and our equivalents at Inner, Lincoln's and Gray's have teamed up for summer drinks between the four Inns' junior barristers associations. Come and meet your friends and colleagues from across the junior Bar. Drinks are hosted at Middle Temple’s Fountain Court Champagne Bar, with a wet weather contingency in the Inn, from 18:00.

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Sep
19
6:30 PM18:30

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

When: Thursday 19 September 2019, 18.30 onwards

Where: Taskers, Middle Temple

Who: Pupils to be/pupils just started

Why: Join us for a Q&A with a number of recent pupils 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. Expect clear, direct and honest advice knowing that the panel been there before.

Drinks and refreshments provided. No RSVP required.

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Jun
17
6:30 PM18:30

Taking Pride

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MTYBA and MTSA invite you to celebrate diversity at the Bar and recognise the progress and achievements of LGBT+ barristers. Hear from a wide range of barristers about their experiences at the Bar and otherwise. We have some fantastic speakers lined up representing across the LGBTQ community and through various levels of the profession.

The event will start with testimonials from the speakers and Q&A, followed by a drinks and canapés reception.

It hasn't escaped our attention that this is the same day as the Legal Walk. If you can fit in both, do come on by after your walk! We will be happy to relax the dress code for those walking.

Book via the Middle Temple website, here.

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Jun
6
6:30 PM18:30

MTYBA/MTSA Jobs and Opportunities Fair

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Join us on 6 June in Middle Temple Hall if you are searching for the next step in your legal career.
 
We have invited a long list of exhibitors, opportunities and recruiters, who will all be in attendance to discuss with you the opportunities they offer.

Come along to see what your options are before you make a decision. Getting to the Bar is a long road and equipping yourself with legal experience and a role you can enjoy is an important part of that. This event should help you find what you are looking for.

Refreshments provided.

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Apr
10
6:30 PM18:30

Women of the Bar: Successes, Challenges, Goals

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MTYBA is delighted to present Women of the Bar: Successes, Challenges, Goals, our panel event on 10 April 2019 at Middle Temple.

RSVP here.

2019 is the centenary of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919, the legislation which removed many of the restrictions preventing women in the UK from participating in civil life, including (but not limited to) the ability to enter the legal profession. 1919 is also the year when the first woman (Helena Normanton), was admitted as a member of an Inn of Court.

In recognition of this important anniversary we have put together a panel of three barristers who have achieved considerable success in their fields. They will be reflecting on their own careers, as well as the challenges and goals for women starting out in the profession.

Helen Davies QC was Called in 1991 and took silk in 2008. She practises in commercial, EU and competition law from Brick Court Chambers, where she is the Joint Head of Chambers. She has been a top ranked practitioner in her fields for many years, and has appeared at every level in commercial litigation, including the Supreme Court and CJEU. She also sits as an arbitrator domestically and internationally. She was nominated by Chambers & Partners for Competition Silk of the Year 2018, and in 2019 won Commercial Litigation Silk of the Year in the Legal 500 UK Bar Awards.

Sonali Naik QC was Called in 1991 and took silk in 2018. She practises public law from Garden Court Chambers, with a particular focus on immigration, asylum and nationality law. She has appeared in several landmark immigration cases before the Supreme Court in recent years. She is a board member of Liberty, a trustee of Freedom from Torture, a Council member of Justice, former Chair of the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants ("JCWI") and a current trustee of the Immigrants' Aid Trust, as well as a Patron of Clean Break Theatre Company working with women ex-offenders. She was named BSN Lawyer of the Year at the UK Legal Diversity Awards 2018. 

Jennifer Robinson was Called in 2016, having previously practised for ten years at the Bar of New South Wales, Australia. She practises in media, public and international law from Doughty Street Chambers. Recent work has included: advising Julian Assange and WikiLeaks on legal issues related to publication, asylum, extradition and international law, and acting for a group of NGOs in challenging the cross-jurisdictional impact of 'the right to be forgotten' in Google v CNIL before the European Court of Justice. Jennifer serves as a trustee of Article 19 and the Bureau for Investigative Journalism, as well as on the advisory board of the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights. She is a founding board member of the Grata Fund, Australia’s first independent public interest litigation fund, which has supported key strategic human rights cases.

The panel will be chaired by Karen Reid, a barrister at The 36 Group, and former President of MTYBA.

Prior to the panel discussion there will be a short presentation from the First 100 Years project.

The panel discussion will be followed by Q&A and networking. Refreshments will be available throughout the event.

Registration is via Eventbrite. As places are limited please do not book a place unless you know you are able to attend. If you are later unable to attend please cancel your reservation.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Mar
27
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
22
6:30 PM18:30

Four Inns Junior Bar Drinks

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MTYBA and our equivalents at Inner, Lincoln's and Gray's have teamed up for a one-night-only* social between the four Inns' junior barristers associations. Come and meet your friends and colleagues from across the junior Bar. Gray's have kindly agreed to host this at their Bridge Bar, from 18:30.

*We will probably do this again at some point

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Mar
6
6:30 PM18:30

Pupillage Interview Advocacy

An opportunity to have a go at an unseen interview advocacy exercises in front of a panel of experienced interviewers. Civil and criminal exercises available.

Registration is essential and is open to MTYBA members only; you will be asked to confirm your membership number and date of Call when doing so. Registration is open until the day before the event but we strongly urge you to do so ASAP because demand is likely to be high. However, please do not register unless you know that you can commit to attending at the allotted date and time. If you later cannot, please notify us ASAP so we can re-allocate your slot.

Registration for the event is via Eventbrite:
Interview Advocacy, 6 March

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Mar
2
10:00 AM10:00

MTYBA North: Manchester Pupillage Day

MTYBA North have made arrangements to host a pupillage interview assistance day, which is due to take place on 2 March 2019 at Lincoln House Chambers in Manchester. 

The event is available to all who are applying for pupillage, have interviews, and are members of Middle Temple. 

The event is aimed at providing an opportunity to brush up on interview technique in the form of mock pupillage interviews. The interviews will be conducted by barristers practising in the North of England.

This is a fantastic opportunity, and some previous attendees of similar events have reported being offered pupillage.

If you are interested and are eligible to apply, we would advise that you apply as soon as possible, by emailing mtybanorth@mtyba.org.

In an effort to ensure that everyone who attends is given a reasonable amount of time, places are limited to 20 people and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

We look forward to hearing from you.


Kind regards,
MTYBA North

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Feb
27
6:30 PM18:30

Mock Pupillage Interviews

Experienced interview panellists from a variety of practice areas to offer first round-style interviews followed by feedback.

Refreshments available.

Registration is essential and is open to MTYBA members only; you will be asked to confirm your membership number and date of Call when doing so. Registration is open until the day before the event but we strongly urge you to do so ASAP because demand is likely to be high. However, please do not register unless you know that you can commit to attending at the allotted date and time. If you later cannot, please notify us ASAP so we can re-allocate your slot.

Registration for the event is via Eventbrite:
Mock Interviews, 27 February

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Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

MTYBA Spring Social

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21 February, 19:00, The Saint, St Paul's

Join us at our Spring Social in Paternoster Square right by the beautiful St Paul's Cathedral for some mouth watering bowl food and drinks, totally on us!

Bring your pals and colleagues for a fantastic evening with MTYBA at The Saint in Paternoster Square, Thursday 21st February 2019, from 7pm.

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Jan
24
6:30 PM18:30

Pupillage Application Evening

Pupillage Application Evening – 24 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 24 January 2019 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
30
6:30 PM18:30

MTYBA Christmas Party 2018

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It is Christmas time!


Come along for magic, Santa, free food and drink (until supplies are depleted). You don't need to register or get a ticket but entry will be limited by the capacity of the hall! Arrive early to avoid disappointment (and also to avoid missing out on free drinks!).

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Nov
15
6:30 PM18:30

Practical Law CPD Series: Disclosure and the Law with Jerry Hayes

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We invite everyone to attend the third and final of our CPD lecture series – this time on disclosure.

Disclosure came to the centre of the public eye at the end of last year, when a number of serious criminal cases involving sexual offences collapsed due to issues with disclosure.

Our guest speaker will be Jerry Hayes, Prosecution Counsel in the case of Liam Allen, who was acquitted of rape in one of those case. His comments made on Channel 4 after the case concluded can be found here: https://www.channel4.com/news/jerry-hayes-on-liam-allan-the-system-nearly-failed

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Oct
26
6:00 PM18:00

MTYBA's Third Annual Dinner

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It is with great pleasure we announce that Lord Burnett of Maldon, the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, will be the guest speaker at MTYBA's Third Annual Dinner on the evening of Friday 26 October 2018.

Join us and your fellow young barristers in Middle Temple's Parliament Chamber for a three-course meal followed by an after-dinner speech from the Lord Chief Justice.

The dinner will be preceded by a drinks reception in the Queen's Room from 18:15 and we will be moving into the Parliament Chamber for dinner at 19:00. The dress code is Black Tie. There is likely to be a post-dinner venue booked for further socialising, details TBC.

Tickets are available to MTYBA members and their non-MTYBA guests.

If you have any dietary requirements, please inform us of them using the relevant buttons when booking your ticket. You will also be given the opportunity to express names of individuals or groups you wish to be seated with at dinner.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Tickets can be purchased here.

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Sep
20
6:30 PM18:30

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

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When: Thursday 20 September 2017, 18.30 onwards

Where: Taskers, Middle Temple

Who: Pupils to be/pupils just started

Why: Join us for a Q&A with a number of recent pupils 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. Expect clear, direct and honest advice knowing that the panel been there before.

Drinks and refreshments provided. No RSVP required.

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Sep
3
6:30 PM18:30

Practical Law CPD Series: Police and the Law with Pat Gallan QPM

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On 3 September 2018, MTYBA will be hosting the second of three parts in our Practical Law CPD series. This part is entitled 'Police and the Law', and we're delighted to be joined by Pat Gallen QPM, Assistant Commissioner Specialist Crime and Operations of the Metropolitan Police. Pat previously served  as Deputy Assistant Commissioner (Specialist Operations – Security and Protection) from 2012 to 2015, Assistant Chief Constable (Operations Support) of Merseyside Police from February 2006 to 2012, and also served as temporary Deputy Chief Constable from October 2009 to February 2010. She is the most senior female ethnic minority police officer in British history.

The event is being held in the Queen's Room, Middle Temple from 18:30. No RSVP necessary is necessary. Refreshments in the form of wine, soft drinks, tea, coffee and sandwiches will be provided.

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Jul
27
to Jul 28

MTYBA & LYLG Summer Party

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Friday 27th July 2018 at 18:30 our Summer Party will be held on Devonshire Terrace - a lovely open air venue near Liverpool Street station.

There are limited spaces so if you would like to attend please click this link ASAP to reserve your space :

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Jul
4
6:00 PM18:00

Film Screening - Calais Children: A Case to Answer

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A film made by a Goldsmiths academic highlighting the plight of refugee children has been used as “cornerstone” evidence in a High Court Judicial Review.

We have organised a screening of this film on 4th July 2018.

Professor Clayton, who directed the film and gave a witness statement for the Judicial Review will be in attendance and speak after the film has been screened. Her work in the Jungle refugee camp in Calais forms a key part of the challenge which is being brought by the Public Law team at Duncan Lewis Solicitors.

It is a must see for any immigration lawyer, JR lawyer or those interested in immigration law.

They are bringing a challenge against the Home Secretary for failing to meet the terms of the Dubs Amendment which enshrined in law the relocation of unaccompanied refugee children from other countries to the UK, but which the Government closed in February 2017.

Guardian Article About the Film: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/feb/28/teenage-refugees-high-court-challenge-could-give-hope-to-thousands

Source Material: https://www.gold.ac.uk/news/calais-children/

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/230595898

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Jun
22
6:30 PM18:30

MTYBA Manchester Social

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On 22 June MTYBA's Northern sub-committee is inviting MTYBA members on the Northern Circuit to join us for a night of pizzas, cocktails and beers! Join us from 18.30 at Crazy Pedro's, Bridge Street, Manchester. Food and beverages provided. We look forward to seeing you there!

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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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