Public Access Bar Association Seminars – Spring 2017

This programme of seminars is designed to assist public access practitioners to meet the requirements of the new CPD regime.

Venue: 23 Essex Street London WC2R 3AA.

PABA Members: free.

Non-members: £5 (cash only) payable at the venue from 5:30pm.  Non-members can have their admission fee(s) refunded if they subsequently join PABA.

Please email with any enquiries.  No reservations required.

Wednesday 8 February 2017 (6-7pm)

Developing a Public Access Practice: Online Portals and Marketing

Speakers: Basileios Drolias (MyBarrister)

Daniel ShenSmith (ShenSmith Barristers)

Stephen Ward (Clerksroom)

Danielle Wright (Bar Council Direct Access Portal)

Wednesday 22 February 2017 (6-7pm)

From Silks Row: A QC’s view on Public Access

Speakers: Robin Allen QC

Phillip Cayford QC

Stephen Harvey QC

Mark Rainsford QC

Anthony Speaight QC

Wednesday 8 March 2017 (6-7pm)

Resources for Public Access Barristers

Speakers: Carol Harris (Barco)

Orlagh Kelly (Briefed)

Fraser Wright (P[x]Paralegal)

Wednesday 15 March 2017 (6-7pm)

Public Access Update: Ethics, Money Laundering and Client Care Letters

Speakers: Chris Convey (Bar Council’s Money Laundering Taskforce)

Ewen MacLeod (Head of Policy, BSB)

Andrew Granville Stafford (Bar Council Direct Access Panel)

Andrew Walker QC (Vice-Chair of the Bar Council; Chair of Ethics Committee)

Wednesday 29 March 2017 (6-7pm)

From the Bench: A Judge’s View on Public Access

Speakers: HH Judge Robin Tolson QC

HH Judge Karen Walden-Smith



PABA Officers

Photo Andrew Granville Stafford
PhotoTimothy Becker
Vice Chairman
PhotoChris Bryden
PhotoMarc Beaumont