How I Became A Barrister

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Emeritus Law Professor Jo Delahunty QC and guests will explore what the future holds for the next generation of barristers: will they better reflect the society they serve in terms of background, ethnicity and gender? Is privilege and income as much of a division at The Bar as it is in society? 

What can institutions such as Universities, The Inns, The City, and Gresham do to reach out to students who may not have professionals in their family to open their eyes to their potential and the legal profession? 

This lecture will sound the clarion call for action.

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This event was on Thu, 01 Apr 2021

Jo Delahunty QC

Professor Jo Delahunty QC

Professor of Law

Professor Jo Delahunty QC is one of the UK’s leading barristers specialising in cases concerned with families and children. She was Gresham Professor of Law between 2016 and 2020.

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Mass Ndow-Njie

Mass is a Barrister at the Government Legal Department, and the Founder and Chairperson of Bridging the Bar – a charity dedicated to supporting aspiring barristers from statistically underrepresented groups.

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Derek Sweeting QC

Derek is a Bencher of Middle Temple. He chaired the Legal Services Committee of the Bar Council, was Vice Chair of the Bar in 2020 and is Chair in 2021.

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Brie Stevens-Hoare QC

Brie is a leading Real Estate silk recommended in The Legal 500 and Chambers UK.

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Toby Coupe

Toby is ranked as a leading junior by both Chambers UK and the Legal 500.

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