Practical workshop on how barristers can increase their international criminal practice

  • International Committee
  • Workshop on networking opportunities

At the end of last year the International Committee together with the Criminal Bar Association and the Institute of Barristers’ Clerks organised a practical workshop focussing on how barristers and chambers can increase their international practices. The panel of speakers, which was chaired by Peter Lodder QC, included junior and senior practitioners who gave practical tips on how to capitalise on the networking opportunities available at international conferences and how to tap into various international markets.

The international professional and legal practice grant programme was mentioned as a way for barristers under seven years’ Call to gain financial support to attend international conferences and events. There were also some useful insights from a clerk and chambers director into the challenges and benefits of developing an international practice at a chambers level. The proposed revision of the international practice rules were also outlined. The International Committee Chairman James Dingemans QC urged all barristers to take advantage of the various opportunities that exist for criminal barristers to conduct international work. 

If you were not able to attend this event please note that a recording of the lecture can be downloaded from the Criminal Bar Association website at The International Committee plans to organise more workshops of this nature in 2011, and will be advertised in due course.