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  • 18th March 2022

    Bar Mock Trials: Request for volunteers

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    Please sign up here if you are available, the dates and times we need judges for are as follows:
    • Saturday March 19th - Manchester Schools (2 judges needed)
    • Tuesday March 22nd - Birmingham Schools (4 judges needed)
    • Tuesday March 29th - Newcastle Schools (3 judges needed)
    • Wednesday March 30th - Birmingham Schools (6 judges needed)
    The heat would take place on Zoom and would be facilitated by the team at Young Citizens. The schools have prepared 2 cases and will perform both prosecution and defence. The scoring this year has been simplified to ensure that virtual judging can go as smoothly as possible. Once volunteers have signed up, we will provide comprehensive guidance as to the role and how the heat will work on the day.

  • 18th March 2022

    BTAS Panel Member Recruitment

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    The Bar Tribunals & Adjudication Service (BTAS) is responsible for organising and administering Disciplinary Tribunals and other hearings to consider the most serious allegations of professional misconduct against practising and aspiring barristers.

  • 18th March 2022

    ICCA - Bar Course Tutor

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    Bar Course Tutor (Advocacy and Conference)

    The ICCA seeks a Bar Course Tutor (Advocacy and Conference) to teach and assess criminal advocacy and conference skills.
    You will form part of a team of exceptional Tutors and Visiting Lecturers in delivering the ICCA Bar Course. You will have responsibility for course and assessment design. You will also teach students in our bespoke teaching facilities in one of the four Inns of Court.
    This opportunity offers a challenging and exciting opportunity to deliver an outstanding course to excellent students.
    Previous teaching experience is not necessary. You must have an enthusiasm for the skills of courtroom advocacy and a desire to teach excellent students.

  • 11th March 2022

    Inner Temple Midland Circuit Dinner

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    Open to: Members with an affiliation to the Midland Circuit. Members may bring guests.

    Tickets:
    Benchers, Called Members & Guests: £45 each
    Under 6 Years Call & Guests: £35
    Inner Temple Students: £25

  • 11th March 2022

    Court attire for CVP

    Read More Just a short update in respect of some recent developments.News & updates
  • 19th November 2020

    Mary Prior QC named "Woman of the Year" at Women in Law Awards 2020

    Read More Circuit’s very own Mary Prior QC won the top award at the inaugural “Women in Law” awards last week. News & updates / Women's Forum
    Women's Forum
  • 20th May 2020

    Financial Support

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    In light of the huge impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the functioning of the courts and barristers’ earnings, the Midland Circuit has set up a Hardship Fund to support those members struggling the most.

    Fundraising

    Fundraising
  • 17th May 2020

    Covid-19 info

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    The website useful documents section includes information which may be useful to members during the Covid-19 pandemic.

    News & updates

    News & Updates
  • 14th May 2020

    Website Launch

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    The Circuit Website has been a very long time in the pipeline but has finally launched!

    News & updates

    News & Updates
  • 2nd April 2020

    Mentoring Training - in conjunction with the Bar Council

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    The Midland Circuit Women’s Forum (MCWF) mentors partook in training from the Bar Council.

    Women's Forum / Mentoring

    Women's Forum
  • 3rd February 2020

    Socialising and Networking

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    Networking provides fantastic opportunities for professional development, providing a forum in which to make and grow professional relationships as well as chance to discuss, and find ways to navigate, the challenges of life at the Bar.

    Women's Forum / Events

    Women's Forum
  • 1st January 2020

    The Sky's the Limit! - in conjunction with the QCA

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    MCWF committee members Jayne Adams QC, Liz McGrath QC and Michelle Heeley QC spoke inspiringly about their career path to date and their journey to silk. Russell Wallman, Chief Executive of QCA explained the process of applying for silk and gave invaluable tips for anyone thinking of applying.

    Women's Forum / Events

    Women's Forum
  • 16th December 2019

    Your Path to the Judiciary - in conjunction with the JAC

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    An evening for anyone thinking of applying for a judicial position. JAC Commissioner, Regional Employment Judge & Senior Tribunal Judge Fiona Monk, DJ Rosa Dickinson, HHJ Jim Tindal and Area Coroner Emma Brown spoke about why they love their jobs, de-mystified the process of applying for judicial positions and offered practical tips on how to make a successful application.

    Women's Forum / Events

    Women's Forum