The Bar Representation Committee of the Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn Bar invites you to a Quiz Night in the Old Hall on Monday 2 October 2017.
Pit your wits against other teams ( of up to 6 members). The winning team will receive a cash prize.
Included in the £20 ticket price is a sausage and mash supper( vegetarian option on request at the time of booking) and a glass of wine/beer/ soft drink. A cash bar will be available throughout the night until 10.30pm.
Doors open at 6pm and the the Quiz will start at 6.30pm promptly.
2017 Elections to the Bar Representation Committee
The Bar Representation Committee is the voice of Hall members at the Inn. It represents all Hall members across the circuits, practice areas and around the world. The Inn is keen to know the views of and challenges faced by all members, regardless of Call, practice discipline or location, so that it can provide the most relevant support and the most useful facilities.
The Committee cannot achieve this unless it is truly representative of the Bar. Members of the Committee are appointed to and take an active role on each of the Inn’s governing committees, covering areas such as education, finance, student affairs, outreach, estates, scholarships, catering and the library. They are also often the first port of call when the Inn wishes to respond to regulatory consultations.
Elected members serve a term of four calendar years. The period for receiving nominations for the next round of elections will be between 2 and 13 October 2017.
Official notice of the election, together with details on how to submit a nomination, will be sent by email and published on the Inn’s website on 2 October.
There are usually ten Committee meetings each year, taking place at the Inn on weekday evenings. It is almost always possible for members to dial in, although the Committee is also hoping to secure funding from the Inn to assist towards the travel costs of those based outside the South East in order to enable them to attend at least some of the meetings in person.
All members of Hall are welcome to attend the Committee’s meetings. The next meeting is at 5.30pm on 12 October at 33 Chancery Lane.
12 October 2017 at 6pm, Lincoln’s Inn: The Bar Council and you
The Bar Council means different things to different members of the profession. It is a champion of the Bar at home and of the rule of law both at home and around the world. It provides services to its members, such as the ethics helpline and written ethics guidance. But some of its detractors would seek to reduce the practising certificate fee by doing away with it and funding only the Bar Standards Board.
In order for the Inn and its members to gain a better understanding of the work done by the Bar Council, and the way it is responding to the challenges faced by the Bar, the Bar Representation Committee has invited Andrew Walker QC to its first meeting of the 2017/18 legal year. Andrew is the current Vice Chair of the Bar Council and will be Chair of the Bar in 2018. He is in practice at the commercial Chancery bar. Andrew was elected a Bencher of the Inn in November 2016.
There will be additional spaces available to members of Hall who wish to attend Andrew Walker QC's talk and Q&A session. It will take place at 6pm (until 7pm) on Thursday 12 October 2017 at 33 Chancery Lane.