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13 Jun 2019
We are delighted to announce our 3rd Annual Roundtable Conference to be held in New Delhi on the evening of Friday 13th and Saturday 14th September 2019. It is a particular honour to be able to tell you that we will begin this year’s event with a dialogue between two of the most renowned jurists of our generation, Justice Nariman of the Indian Supreme Court and Lord Hoffmann, formerly of the UK Supreme Court, now a leading international arbitrator. They will be joining us at 6 pm on 13th September at the British High Commission, New Delhi, for a discussion, followed by a buffet dinner. This promises to be an enthralling event. We are extremely grateful to our two distinguished judicial guests and to the High Commissioner. Lord Hoffmann has kindly agreed to preside over our roundtable event the following day at the Imperial Hotel at from 10 am to 1 pm, followed by lunch. As in previous years, we will host panels of speakers from our two jurisdictions. This year we will aim to focus on court craft as well as legal topics. We recommend an early response as anticipate that demand will be heavy. Please do not hesitate to contact either of us or our administrators, Alison Tighe and Veronica Kendall, with any queries. We have held prices to last year’s figures. We look forward to seeing you at what we are confident will be an event of the highest quality. Charles Béar QC and David Joseph QC Joint Chairs COMBAR India Committee

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10 Jun 2019
COMBAR’s 30th North American Meeting took place at the end of May in the wonderful setting of New Orleans. COMBAR Members from England were joined by Honorary Overseas Members from USA, Canada, Mexico, Cayman, Bermuda, BVI & Spain.

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03 Jun 2019
The Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR) is again this year offering financial awards and work experience to promote social mobility and encourage a wider range of candidates to consider a career as a commercial barrister. A former COMBAR Chair, Laurence Rabinowitz QC explained: “The English Commercial Bar has always been a meritocratic profession where bright and motivated candidates can succeed regardless of their background, but it can seem daunting for those students who don’t already have relevant contacts to find out what a career at the Commercial Bar is really like, and we know it can be difficult for students from less affluent backgrounds to meet the expense of work experience in London. That is why we established these scholarships in 2014, as part of the celebrations of COMBAR’s 25th Anniversary, and they have been so successful we have decided to continue them”.

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02 Apr 2019
A new, MOJ-funded, judicial assistant scheme will be put in place with effect from October 2019 across the three divisions of the High Court.

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