Practice Development Tips for Juniors

06 May 2021 - 17:00 to 18:00

A free virtual seminar and Q&A hosted by GIBC Petra Bailey and Jessica van der Meer to provide practical tips for juniors to develop their practices at the start of their careers.

This video will be available for a limited time only.

Location: Online
Registration: 4.45pm

The speakers

Petra Bailey

Petra joined 3VB as Marketing Director in January 2020, following almost 10 years at Essex Court Chambers.

Petra provides business development support to Chambers and its members. She is responsible for the development and facilitation of all marketing initiatives and managing external communications. She has over 15 years’ experience working in sets of Chambers, managing client focused strategies and initiatives to achieve strategic goals. She is a member of the Legal Practice Management Association.

Petra is described in the 2020 edition of the Chambers & Partners UK Bar directory as, “someone of great experience who does a fine job in promoting the qualities of the set as a whole.”

Jessica van der Meer

Jessica’s work embraces a unique smorgasbord of Chambers’ specialisations: negligence, commercial, international, public and sports law. In addition, she practices in WTO and International Trade Law, has advised companies and the UK Government on Brexit and its trade-related consequences and was seconded to the Bank of England’s EU Withdrawal Unit, advising on international trade matters, including WTO and BIT issues.

The seminar

Some of the points Petra intends to cover are:

  • The importance of personal business development
  • Understanding the market
  • Investing time in raising your profile
  • Expanding your network and nurturing existing client relationships
  • Online presence and social media
  • Making plans and using resources
  • Measuring success    


This event is open to both Student & Barristers Members up to 10 years call.

Book online via the Gray's Inn Online System (GIOS)

This event will be delivered remotely using Zoom.  A link to the join the event will be sent by email 24 hours prior to the scheduled start time. Please ensure you have joined before the session is due to start. 

For any questions about this event email Gray's Inn's Chief of Staff.

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