Barristers carry out much of their work in public courtrooms, clearly identifiable in wig and gown, yet much of their professional lives and culture remain hidden from public view.
Our event on 19 November 2015 at the Inner Temple explored how barristers perform their role. How do they manage their own personal beliefs and emotions? What ethical considerations guide them? How do they balance their own humanity with the complexity of their task in representing others? Through an evening discussion in the Parliament Chamber at Inner Temple, a public audience were given insight into barristers’ professional lives and an opportunity to engage with practitioners and scholars who study them.
This event was presented by the Information Law and Policy Centre at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, with guidance from Atalanta Goulandris, Department of Sociology, City University London.
Videos from this event
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Speaker one: Dr Justine Rogers, lecturer at the University of New South Wales, Australia (pre-recorded video shown at the event)
Speaker two: Professor Andy Boon, professor in law at City Law School, City University London
Speaker three: Robin Howard, Barrister, 1 Gray’s Inn Square
Speaker four: Mavis Maclean CBE, Senior Research Fellow in the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford and Honorary Bencher of Middle Temple
Speaker five: Caoilfhionn Gallagher, barrister, Doughty Street Chambers