Middle Temple Young Barristers' Association

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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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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:

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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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"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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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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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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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:

Source Material:


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MTYBA Manchester Social


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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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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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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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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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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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 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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