Inspirational YOU diversity Master Class
UK Supreme Court
Wednesday 28th November from 6pm-9pm
Supported by Tooks Chambers, Garden Court Cambers and 2 Hare Court Chambers
The Panel will focus especially upon the issues affecting the career paths of women in law; such as women at board level, entering the profession; maintaining a legal career and alternative careers in law.
The event is open to all, under and post graduates, newly qualified and established practitioners from all areas of practice. The event promises to provide a fantastic opportunity to meet established and respected legal professionals, network and gain tips which may well give you the competitive edge in the legal market place.
The event also includes a tour of the Supreme Court and an opportunity to network with other professionals.
The evening will be chaired by Garry Green (Barrister, Tooks Chambers)
Courtenay Griffiths QC (Garden Court)
Courtenay came to the Bar directly from university. He soon realised that a law degree was not the most appropriate qualification for a criminal barrister. He was always interested in politics and had long understood that black-letter law was not, in itself, a sufficient grounding for a proper application of the criminal law. Time spent as Legal Assistant to the Greater London Council’s Police Support Committee, and as a Revson Fellow at the City College in New York, completed his education. He returned to full time practice now able to articulate what hitherto had only been understood viscerally.
Sallie Bennett-Jenkins QC (2 Hare Court)
Sallie Bennett-Jenkins QC has been cited on a number of occasions as a leading silk by The Legal 500 and Chambers UK and, prior to taking silk, as a leading junior. She was appointed Queen’s Counsel in October 2006 following a period of 8 years as Treasury Counsel, and has since become first choice defence counsel for firms with private clients who demand an incisive advocate with a mastery of detail, and who can instil real confidence in the client. She has been described as having a “thoroughly devastating style of cross examination which is a pleasure to watch”.
Judy Khan QC (Garden Court Chambers)
Judy Khan QC was called to the Bar in 1989, was appointed a Crown Court Recorder in 2006 and became a QC in 2010. She has experience of criminal defence work across a wide spectrum of criminal cases and has been instructed as leading counsel in cases involving allegations of murder, attempted murder, kidnap, fraud, money laundering and large scale importation/supply of drugs. Judy also has extensive experience of cases involving sexual allegations. She finds representing young and vulnerable defendants particularly rewarding.
Lucy Scott-Moncrieff (President of the Law Society)
Lucy Scott-Moncrieff is the President of the Law Society. She is also a mental health and human rights lawyer and the managing partner of Scott-Moncrieff and Associates LLP, a virtual law firm with a national reach acting for legally aided and privately paying clients. The firm specialises in representing detained patients, life sentence prisoners and vulnerable children and young people.
Lucy was elected to the Law Society Council in the summer of 2002, and before that maintained a long connection with the Law Society through her membership of the Mental Health and Disability Committee which she joined in 1986. After joining Council Lucy became a member of the Society’s Regulatory Affairs Board, Access to Justice Committee and Education and Training committee.
Her Honour Judge Taylor (judicial)
Deborah Taylor has a background in both civil and criminal law. Having been a civil practitioner, she began as a Circuit Judge at Basildon Crown Court, presiding over criminal cases before moving to Inner London Crown Court, Blackfriars Crown Court and for the last four years, Southwark Crown Court. She also sits at the Mayor’s and City of London County Court and covers a range of civil and criminal cases.
Deborah Taylor has risen up to the judicial ranks; she also serves as a Commissioner for the Judicial Appointments Commission – the independent commission that selects candidates for judicial office in courts and tribunals in England and Wales, and for some tribunals whose jurisdiction extends to Scotland or Northern Ireland. She has a real interest in improving the diversity of the judicial bench.
Caryl Longley, General Counsel, Deloitte LLP
Caryl is a solicitor of over 25 years’ and is the General Counsel and Board Secretary of Deloitte in the UK. She has many held many senior posts, which include being the former Head of Legal at Total Oil.
Sarah is a former mental health nurse with 13 years’ experience in the public and third sectors. Before changing to a career in law in 2004 she was Deputy Director of a prominent mental health and criminal justice charity in London. She trained at a leading charity law firm and is now the senior Solicitor at Arts Council England.
The Arts Council is one of the largest charities in England. It is also a non-departmental public body and is the lead development agency for the arts and culture in England. Sarah advises on all aspects of charity, company and public law on matters pertaining to the full spectrum of arts and culture – from theatre to literature, museums to music, libraries to live art. Sarah has a particular interest in diversity and equality issues and ensuring that Arts Council England is not only compliant with the law, but is also able to actively promote its commitment to diversity across the arts and cultural sector.
• Hear from leading practitioners about their efforts to encourage diversity into the profession.
• The future of diversity in law and the opportunities available to get ahead.
• The recent changes within the UK legal profession.
• How do we get more women at board level?
• Get practical tips on how to become a partner and rise through the ranks quickly.
• Hear how the panel members have sustained their careers.
• Learn how to get noticed and get support.
Tickets to the event are limited and range from being free to £20.00.
For further information email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 07545 156 111.
5.30 – 6.15 Registration, networking and tour of the Supreme Court
6.15 – 6.30 Seated for discussion
6.30 – 8.00 Welcome, intro and panel discussion
8.00 – 8.45 Networking
8.45 – 9.00 Close
Inspirational YOU is a not-for-profit voluntary organisation that educates, empowers and supports women, BAME’s and young people.