This hybrid event will focus on appointments: how they can help your career development and how to apply successfully for them. We will be joined by an expert panel of speakers:
Brie Stevens-Hoare QC: Professional Commissioner, Judicial Appointments Commission: Brie is a bencher of the Inn, Joint Head of Gatehouse Chambers and a QC specialising in property litigation. She is actively involved in equality and diversity issues across the Bar. She is actively involved in FreeBar, a forum focused on LGBT+ people and their allies working at and for the Bar. She is also a supporter of Stonewall and a former board member of Freehold, the LGBT+ property network. She sits as a fee-paid First-tier Tribunal judge in the Land Registration Chamber of the Property Chamber.
Lorna Robertson, Deputy Director, Litigation Group, Government Legal Department: Lorna qualified in Scotland and has been a government lawyer for 17 years. Her early career was in private practice, becoming a partner dealing with commercial litigation and international arbitration. Lorna is a Deputy Director in GLD’s Litigation Group and within that role she is a D&I lead and a career mentor, working to ensure that all GLD colleagues are supported and can reach their potential.
Sean Wilson, Deputy Director, Litigation Group, Government Legal Department: Sean is a barrister and Deputy Director in GLD’s Litigation Group. He has been a government lawyer all his career moving between advisory and litigation roles and enjoying the variety a career at GLD brings. Sean is passionate about diversity and inclusion and is currently the chair of GLD’s Race Network and is a D&I lead in litigation group.
The event will be chaired by Brynmor Adams from Exchange Chambers who is a member of the sub-committee and a member of the Attorney General’s Regional B Panel.
The speakers will offer their insight about how the appointments process takes account of equality, diversity, inclusion and social mobility. The panel are well-placed to provide top tips for barristers from non-traditional backgrounds applying for appointments.
The event will conclude with a Q&A session. All members are welcome and the event is free but prior registration is required. Those who would like to attend remotely will be emailed the Zoom link the morning of the event. There is no dress code for this event.
Please note this is a free event but booking via Eventbrite is essential.
Please note this event is not a qualifying session.
If you have any questions about the event, please email the Member Engagement team.