The ICCA Conference – Saturday 15 October 2022

The Shape of the Bar & Building for the Future

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

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

The ICCA’s Conference brings together some of the most topical issues facing the Bar in 2022 and endeavours to share best practice and opportunities for smarter working.

We have 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.

There will be breakfast, a sandwich lunch and a drinks reception to give you plenty of opportunity to meet colleagues old and new.

Do join us for what we hope will be a thought-provoking day and a coming together to support one another through challenging times with an eye on the future.

The Programme

09:15 – 09:45Registration
09:45 – 10:00Welcome & IntroductionsPaul Stanley KC, Chair of the ICCA &
Lynda Gibbs KC (Hon), Dean of the ICCA
10:00 – 10:40The responsibility of prosecuting high-profile cases at first instance and on appealTom Little KC
10:50 – 11:30Post-Covid Barristers:
What is the future for chambers?: a discussion of the benefits of working in Chambers
Guy Fetherstonhaugh KC
Elizabeth Fitzgerald
Michael Ranson
Fern Schofield
11:30 – 11:50Break
11:55 – 12:40Breakout room 1
Trauma-informed lawyering
Wendy Showell-Nicholas
Moderator – Kama Melly KC
Breakout room 2
Tech of the future: Artificial Intelligence and smart contracts
Professor Sarah Green – Law Commissioner for Commercial and Common Law
Moderator – The Rt Hon. Lord Justice Green
12:45 – 13:30Responding to rape mythsProfessor Penney Lewis – Criminal Law Commissioner
Moderator – Lynda Gibbs KC (Hon)
13:30 – 14:15Lunch
14:15 – 15:00Forensic Statistics: how should we educate law students and the legal profession?Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter FRS OBE
Moderator – Christopher Melton KC
15:05 – 15:50Breakout room 1
Pupil Supervisory roles, the challenges and expectations
Charlotte Worsley KC
Laurie-Anne Power KC
Lucy Garrett KC
Breakout room 2
Promoting Fairness at both the Chancery & the wider Bar
Yasmin Yasseri
Rachel Krys – Equality & Diversity Consultant at the Bar Council
Moderator – Paul Stanley KC
15:55 – 16:20The future of international advocacy trainingChristopher Melton KC – Chair of the ICCA International Committee
16:25 – 16:45The ICCA Bar Course – the future of bar trainingChristopher Kessling – Vice Dean of the ICCA
16:45 – 18:00Drinks Reception
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