Forty-two chambers sign up to new PRIME-style Bar diversity scheme – Legal Week

Posted March 12th, 2012 in barristers, diversity, inns of court, news, pupillage by sally

“The Inner Temple has launched a work experience scheme to encourage social mobility and diversity at the Bar.”

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Legal Week, 12th March 2012

Source: www.legalweek.com

Related link: Pegasus Access Scheme

Breaking the myth of the barristers’ dinner – The Guardian

Posted May 17th, 2011 in barristers, inns of court, legal education, news by sally

“The focus on medieval ritual and indulgence does not paint a fair picture of the inns of courts’ qualifying sessions.”

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The Guardian, 17th May 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Barristers’ dinners – a bit of fun or one upper-class indulgence too many? – The Guardian

Posted May 12th, 2011 in barristers, inns of court, news by sally

“Anyone wanting to be called to the bar must eat 12 formal dinners at the inns of court.”

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The Guardian, 12th May 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Become a Barrister: Bar Council and Inns of Court Launch New Careers Website – The Bar Council

Posted March 22nd, 2011 in barristers, inns of court, internet, legal education, news by sally

“The Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, along with the four Inns of Court, has today launched a new careers website to provide a range of accessible information to school and university students. ‘Become a barrister’ (www.become-a-barrister.com) is a new portal for anyone interested in a career at the Bar and includes a series of films and case studies aimed at demystifying entry to the profession.”

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The Bar Council, 22nd March 2011

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Making the would-be barristers of tomorrow face harsh realities of today – The Guardian

Posted February 24th, 2011 in barristers, inns of court, legal education, news by sally

“A conference on the future of legal education debates curbing the ambitions of law schools as only one in eight graduates becomes a lawyer.”

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The Guardian, 24th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Response to Ministry of Justice Consultation as to reform of Legal Aid in England and Wales on behalf of Inner Temple Bar Liaison Committee – The Inner Temple

Posted February 10th, 2011 in consultations, inns of court, legal aid, news by sally

“This response is made by the Inner Temple Bar Liaison Committee which is the representative body for practitioner members of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, one of the four Inns of Court to which all barristers must belong. The committee represents 3,275 barrister practitioners.”

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The Inner Temple, 9th February 2011

Source: www.innertemple.org.uk

Inns’ ups and downs – The Lawyer

Posted September 21st, 2010 in barristers, inns of court, news by sally

“The Chancery bar has shown its value and resilience during the recession and is in good shape to meet the challenges of the future.”

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The Lawyer, 20th September 2010

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Why children must be called to the bar – The Guardian

Posted June 16th, 2010 in barristers, children, inns of court, news by sally

“The resistance to plans for a nursery at Middle Temple helps to explain why there are still so few female barristers.”

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The Guardian, 15th June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Middle Temple staff plunder wine cellar – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 20th, 2010 in inns of court, legal profession, news, tribunals, unfair dismissal by sally

“A cellarman at one of Britain’s most prestigious barristers’ inns claimed he was sacked for trying to prevent his colleagues from stealing bottles of wine, a tribunal heard.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th January 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Future Provision of Library Services: Statement from Patrick Maddams, Sub-Treasurer of the Inner Temple, 10th December 2009

Posted December 10th, 2009 in inns of court, libraries, news by sally

After lengthy deliberations, the Inner Temple and Middle Temple have concluded that none of the available options for a merger of their libraries and creation of an advocacy and education centre is sufficiently desirable to warrant further investigation and implementation. We have therefore agreed to bring to an end the negotiations which have been taking place under the aegis of the Joint Collaboration Committee.

We are aware of the great uncertainties these negotiations have caused to our library staffs and the Treasurers of both Inns would like to thank them for their professionalism and forbearance over the last nine months.

Any external enquiries about this decision should be referred to the Sub-Treasurer.
Subtreasurer@innertemple.org.uk

Survey on the future provision of Library services

Posted July 21st, 2009 in inns of court, libraries, mergers, news by sally

CHEMS Consulting is carrying out a feasibility study on behalf of the Inner and Middle Temple to investigate the potential benefits of merging their two libraries and creating a Joint Education and Advocacy Centre.

One element in the feasibility study is to assess what the demand for library services is on the part of the Bar, students and other members of the Inns, and how it is currently being met. Both Inns also want to consider what services a merged library should offer its users if a merger were to proceed.

A survey questionnaire has been developed by the consultants in order to get the views of Inner and Middle Temple members and tenants and other Library users. From 29th June to 17th July the survey was available in electronic form on the Inns’ web sites and in printed form in both Libraries. Members and tenants of both Inns were also emailed about the survey. The Inner Temple results are now available on the Library’s web site. To view the results of the survey click here.

Survey on the future provision of Library services

Posted June 29th, 2009 in inns of court, libraries, mergers, news by sally

CHEMS Consulting is carrying out a feasibility study on behalf of the Inner and Middle Temple to investigate the potential benefits of merging their two libraries.

One element in the feasibility study is to assess what the demand for library services is on the part of the Bar, students and other members of the Inns, and how it is currently being met. Both Inns also want to consider what services a merged library should offer its users if a merger were to proceed.

In order to get the opinion of members, tenants and other Library users the consultants have developed a survey questionnaire. Click here to complete the survey.

Feasibility study to consider the possible merger of the Inner and Middle Temple Libraries – update

Posted May 15th, 2009 in inns of court, libraries, news by sally

I have been informed that not everyone received the memorandum sent to members on 5th May 2009. This was a notice regarding the feasibility study to be undertaken jointly with Middle Temple to investigate the potential benefits of merging our two libraries and creating a state of the art education and training centre for use by both Inns.

I am grateful to those who did receive the notice and have sent their comments to me or to the Librarian, Margaret Clay. As a result of these comments, I would like to clarify the following points.

• As part of the feasibility study, we will be engaging professional consultants to
assist us.
• The consultants will carry out a user survey and consultation process with Library users and non-users alike.
• All members will be consulted at the conclusion of the Feasibility Study before any decision is taken by Bench Table.

I say this to reassure you that no decision in principle has already been taken to implement a libraries merger programme. We are investigating possibilities only, against a background of our ongoing review of all areas of the Inn’s operations.

I hope this explains the position more clearly. Please feel free to contact me directly if you wish to ask questions or make comments.

Vivian Robinson QC
Treasurer

Barristers hunt for a creche – The Lawyer

Posted February 4th, 2008 in barristers, children, inns of court, news by sally

“Female barristers at 39 Essex Street have launched pressure group Bar Nursery Association (BNA) to try to get a creche based in one of the Inns of Court.”

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The Lawyer, 1st February 2008

Source: www.thelawyer.com