One Bar: Threats, opportunities and strengths in an age of change

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Westminster Park Plaza, London

Annual Bar and Young Bar Conference 2017

Members of The Academy of Experts receive a 20% discount off the Academic Rate.

Topics in this year’s programme will include:

The Handling of Expert Witnesses: New thinking and new guidelines

This session, hosted by The Inns of Court College of Advocacy, will address the generic challenges facing advocates in the handling of expert evidence in all fields of work, following recent reforms in criminal and civil practice and procedure.

The opportunities and challenges of making recommendations for Judicial Appointment

In this session, JAC Chairman Lord Kakkar will speak about the opportunities and challenges of making recommendations for appointments to the judiciary.

The Sword and the Shield: Cyber-security risks and the GDPR

This session will be hosted by the Bar Council’s Information Technology Panel and will focus on the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which will be directly applicable from May 2018, replacing the current Data Protection Act 1998.

The Business and Property Courts in a brave new world

From July 2017, the Business and Property Courts have acted as a single umbrella for the business specialist courts across England and Wales. This session, hosted by Chancery Bar Association, COMBAR and TECBAR, will keep you up to date with court development in this specialist practice area.

HMCTS and the transformation programme

Specialist session delivered by Susan Acland-Hood, Chief Executive of Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals.

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