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29 Mar 2017
What is CLIPS? CLIPS was set up by the Chancery Bar Association at the suggestion of Lord Justice Briggs as part of his Chancery Modernisation Review. The idea is for a duty scheme to assist litigants in person in the Interim Applications Court in the Chancery Division and the CLCC. Why should I volunteer? Since January 2014, over 270 litigants in person have been assisted by CLIPS volunteers. And there have been more than 180 of those. A significant number of QC appointments/ AG Panel and other references are given in respect of CLIPS volunteers, who are particularly memorable to the Judges.

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20 Feb 2017
This Paper is provided in response to the BSB's Consultation on Shared Parental Leave (SPL) dated November 2016. The Consultation seeks to gather views on whether and if so what rule changes the BSB should make to rule rC110(.k) of the BSB Handbook to set minimum standards for SPL.

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15 Feb 2017
COMBAR supports the Bar Council's International Legal and Professional Development Grant Programme. This is a programme that supports junior barristers (of 7 year's practice or less), who are in employed or self-employed practice, to participate in international events or conferences of their choice by providing them with financial support. The Bar Council application deadlines for 2017 are Monday 6 March, Monday 22 May and Monday 18 September. This year's sponsoring SBAs/Circuits are: Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR), Competition Law Association (CLA), Family Law Bar Association (FLBA), London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association (LCLCBA) and the Northern Circuit (NC).

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25 Jan 2017
Professor Adrian Briggs QC (Hon) Professor of Private International Law, University of Oxford Sir Richard Gozney Fellow and Tutor in Law, St Edmund Hall, Oxford and Blackstone Chambers, Temple, gave a lecture on “Brexit and Private International Law: the cloud with a silver lining” to COMBAR members on 24 January 2017 at the Royal College of Surgeons

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