As regards the substantive programme of seminar, the Bar was also very well represented and the Bar Council itself took part in designing three sessionos. Chantal-Aimee Doerries QC chaired two sessions on “Arbitration v Litigation” and “Globalisation of cross-border practice”. Sir Geoffrey Nice QC, BSB Vice-Chairman, spoke at a session on Alternative Business Structures. Feedback from barrister participants and others will be gathered to inform the Bar’s future strategy at the IBA.