The ICCA Conference 2022

The Shape of the Bar & Building for the Future

Saturday 15 October | 09:45 – 16:45 | Inner Temple, EC4Y 7HL

This October, The Inns of Court College of Advocacy is delighted to be hosting its third conference: ‘The Shape of the Bar & Building for the Future.’ 

As the landscape for the profession is rapidly changing, this conference aims to bring together some of the most topical issues facing the Bar, and endeavours to share best practice and opportunities for smarter working. 

 “The publicly funded Bar faces considerable challenges as it manages the backlog of cases and the loss of many junior practitioners. Elsewhere, we have seen a paradigm shift in how the courts function and how Chambers work. One benefit of the pandemic is that we have become more acutely aware of how we should take care of ourselves and how best we can support one another.”
Lynda Gibbs QC (Hon) 

The ICCA has brought together many areas of the Bar to share a platform to discuss and learn more about some of the challenges we face and how we might overcome them including keynote speeches delivered by: 

  • Tom Little QC, who has prosecuted some of the most high-profile cases in recent times.
  • Sir David Spiegelhalter OBE FRS, forensic statistician who can help us understand how to manage this type of information.
  • Professor Penney Lewis, Criminal Law Commissioner who will discuss some of the issues around rape myths.  

There are several further breakout sessions which explore trauma-informed lawyering, inquest work; how to support women at the Chancery Bar and beyond; working remotely versus the Chambers-model; the expectations of those in pupil supervisory roles and the innovative fields of AI and smart contracts.  

There will be refreshments throughout the day with plenty of opportunities to meet colleagues old and new.  

To book your place and find out more information, visit our website.