in their early years of practice will be further supported through the
development of a new toolkit and online hub, both of which address some of the
key issues relevant to the Young Bar
launched at the Annual Bar and Young Bar Conference in London, the Young Bar
Toolkit is available on the Young Bar Hub website
, which is designed to be a
one-stop-shop for barristers.
The Toolkit has been written by
members of the Bar Council’s Young Barristers’ Committee, with input from fellow
barristers, solicitors, pupil supervisors and clerks, and Bar Council staff.
It provides practical online
information on building a practice, working in Chambers or as a newly qualified
employed barrister, handling financial affairs and tax, and work–life balance at
the Bar. The Young Bar Hub also provides details of forthcoming events and other
useful resources. It is hoped that the site will be used by barristers to add
and exchange information and as a forum for debate on issues facing the young
Mr Justice MacDonald, Chairman
of the Bar, said:
'We are delighted to unveil the
new Young Bar Toolkit and Young Bar Hub, which follows months of hard work by
the Young Barristers’ Committee and fellow contributors within the legal sector.
As a profession, we need to do more to support the Young Bar in a time of
austerity and severe restrictions to access to justice, and we hope that this
new toolkit and website will become a valuable resource for those in their early
years of practice.'
Sternberg, Chairman of the Young Barristers’ Committee 2015, said:
'The Bar is
operating in a time of unprecedented pressure and there will undoubtedly be
difficult times ahead. These new online resources have been developed so that
the young Bar receives the support it needs to ensure it is in the best possible
position for the future.'