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An accessible conversation about everything one may encounter on the road to the wig and gown.

Raising the Bar raisingthebargi

    • Education

An accessible conversation about everything one may encounter on the road to the wig and gown.

    Sustainability and climate litigation at the Bar

    Sustainability and climate litigation at the Bar

    Working from home, online mediation, nett zero disputes, paperless practicing, the Greener Pledge - the pandemic has highlighted many of these issues and had been a period of reflection for many. How does the charge to nett zero affect how we practice, how do we enforce this in different jurisdictions, what is sustainability at the Bar?


    In this episode Ciara discusses all this and more with Marion Smith QC and Annie Mackley.


     


    Resources on climate litigation 
    UNEP Global Climate Litigation Report 2020: Global Climate Litigation Report: 2020 Status Review | UNEP - UN Environment Programme
    Sabin Centre for Climate Change Litigation: https://climate.law.columbia.edu/ 
    Judgment of the District Court of the Hague in Milieudefensie e.a v Royal Dutch Shell: https://uitspraken.rechtspraak.nl/inziendocument?id=ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2021:5339 
    ICC Commission Report: Resolving Climate Change Related Disputes through Arbitration and ADR: Resolving Climate Change Related Disputes through Arbitration and ADR (iccwbo.org) 


    Resources on sustainability at the Bar 
    Greener Arbitrations: https://www.greenerarbitrations.com/
    Net Zero Lawyers’ Alliance: https://netzerolawyers.com/
    The Mediator’s Green Pledge: https://imimediation.org/2020/10/21/the-mediators-green-pledge/
    The Chancery Lane Project: The Chancery Lane Project
    Bar Sustainability Network: Bar Sustainability Network (barcouncil.org.uk) 

    • 34 min
    Life as a new tenant

    Life as a new tenant

    In this episode, Ciara chats to the original podcast host ,Alana Hughes, about her new tenancy, family law, the differences between being a pupil versus a tenant at a chambers, the impact of the pandemic on her new practice and so much more.


     

    • 42 min
    A talk with His Honour Judge David Aubrey QC

    A talk with His Honour Judge David Aubrey QC

    After a break we are back with our interesting podcast series hosted by AGIS.


    This episode is a first for the Raising the Bar Podcast as Alana Hughes, our guest host for the segment “Meet the Barrister”, chats to His Honour Judge Aubrey QC.


    Judge Aubrey was the first in his extended family to attend university after attending a state grammar school. He obtained pupillage and tenancy in Liverpool and after 20 years at the Junior Bar he decided to take Silk.


    He has been a Northern circuit judge since 2005. Alana speaks to Judge Aubrey about his path to the Bar, the decision to change career from being a barrister to a Judge and his experiences as a Judge and so much more.


     


    (This episode was recorded remotely in April 2020)

    • 37 min
    Pupillage Applications demystified

    Pupillage Applications demystified

    The Pupillage Gateway opens for submissions on 5 January 2022 - a process fraught with tension and anxiety for most students for weeks as applications are prepared, rewritten and finally submitted. What transferable skills can you include, how should you include them,  what can you do to make your application stand out.


    In this episode our new AGIS host Ciara Church, chats to Ayanna Nelson about her experiences and tips and suggestions on the application process. Tune in to find out more.

    • 53 min
    Managing your finances as a self-employed barrister

    Managing your finances as a self-employed barrister

    Becoming a self-employed Barrister is an exciting part of the journey. What many new barristers aren’t always sure of is how to manage their finances at this point.


    In this episode Nia chats to Alex Friede, an accountant who advises self-employed professionals and small businesses on their tax, accountancy, and financial management affairs. He is a specialist in the affairs of barristers, and his portfolio currently includes over two hundred practitioners.


    Tune in as he shares some tips on how to best tackle the money side of your new practice.

    • 35 min
    Life as a new pupil barrister

    Life as a new pupil barrister

    Pupillage marks the start of a new phase in your path to the Bar. After the months of preparation, applications, grueling interviews and stressful waits for outcomes you may be considering what lies ahead.



    In this episode Nia chats to Alana Hughes about the transition from student to pupil barrister. Alana shares her experiences, the expectations versus reality and how the pandemic impacted her pupillage and what support the Inn offers to pupil barristers.

    • 51 min

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