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Discussions on alternative pathways to the Bar.

Panellists include Charlotte Pope-Williams, Julija Stukalina, Mike Jones KC, Stuart Alford KC, John Atwill RN, Lucinda Orr, Timothy Manley and Judge Mark Emerton.

This event takes place before the Employed Bar Dinner. Continue the evening and book your place at this event too.

  • The panel

    Charlotte Pope-Williams

    Charlotte is an award winning commercial/chancery barrister who specialises in financial services disputes. She has experience of the full gamut of practice having worked in the public sector as an employed barrister at the Bank of England, in the private sector in multinational law firm, and now in a leading set of chambers, 3 Hare Court. She dedicates a substantial amount of time to mentoring, teaching advocacy and ethics on a voluntary basis and pro bono work. Charlotte sits on the Court (effectively the board) of the University of Aberdeen, is a member of the English Financial Services Lawyers Association Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee and is a self-employed member of the Bar Council of England and Wales’s Employed Barristers Committee.

    Timothy Manley

    Tim Manley was called to the bar at Gray’s Inn in 2014. He works for the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office as an assistant legal adviser in the Europe and Human Rights Team and is one of the UK’s agents to the European Court of Human Rights. Prior to joining the FCDO, Tim completed pupillage at the Government Legal Department and worked as an employed barrister in the Cabinet Office on procurement, commercial, trade, EU Exit and general public law.

    Michael Jones K.C

    Michael Jones K.C. was called to the Bar by Middle Temple in 1995. He practised from Chambers in South Wales before joining the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in 2009 as the first ever Senior Crown Advocate in Wales. In 2018 he was appointed Queen’s (now King’s) Counsel, the first to do so from the CPS in Wales. He is a Bencher at Middle Temple, Past Chair of both the Employed Bar Committee of the Br Council and of the Employed Bar Society of the Middle Temple, is Secretary of the Middle Temple Wales Circuit Society and Chairman of the Welsh Parliamentary Rugby XV.

    Judge Mark Emerton

    Mark is a salaried Employment Judge, and a Master of the Bench at Gray’s Inn. His route to this was via the Employed Bar.

    In 2009 Mark became a salaried judge, based initially in London and then in domestically more convenient courts in Southampton. The role has also allowed interesting additional responsibilities such as being a tutor for judicial training in the UK and abroad, sitting on the Board of the Judicial College, acting as a Diversity and Community Relations Judge, and advising on implementation of the judicial Diversity & Inclusion Strategy.

Event details

Location: Bingham

Date and registration time: Thursday 19 October, 6pm

Who can attend: open to Members and non members

Dress code: Smart casual

Cost: Free to attend


Booking closes: 19 October 2023

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