Bar Council’s Young Barristers’ Committees’ International Grant Programme

Combar will again be supporting the Bar Council’s Young Barristers’ Committees’ International Grant Programme this year.

Bar Council’s Young Barristers’ Committees’ International Grant Programme.

Combar will again be supporting the Bar Council’s Young Barristers’ Committees’ International Grant Programme. This is a programme that supports junior barristers (of 7 years’ 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. Candidates can make only one application for the grant each year.

The Bar Council application deadlines for 2020 are as follows:

Friday 31 January 2020
Monday 13 April 2020
Monday 7 September 2020

IMPORTANT: Combar Application Criteria

Applicants must have been a Combar member for at least 18 months including pupillage before they can apply for the grant. Successful applicants are asked to write a report about the international event for which they received funding and to attend at least one university law fair on behalf of Combar later in the year.

Although in principle the Bar Council may be prepared to make International Grants available for conferences taking place in the UK (as its Guidance says), Combar’s approach to the exercise of its discretion whether to make a contribution towards an International Grant is that we will not normally do so where the conference is due to take place in a location that does not involve any long distance travel or an overnight stay. Generally, successful applicants will receive grants from Combar of no more than £650.

Please click here to visit the Bar Council website for further details about the Grant Programme and for an application form.

International Reports 

The XVI International Research-to-Practice Conference, Russia by Andrew Lomas

Annual Conference on International and EU Trade 
and Investment Law, Brussels by Jessica van der Meer

North American Meeting, Vienna by Bianca Venkata

North American Meeting, Venice by Saaman Pourghadiri

International Congress of Maritime Arbitrators XX, Copehagen by Matthew McGhee

Bar Council Mission to Brazil by Frederico Singarajah

C5 Conference: Fraud, Asset Tracing & Recovery, Geneva by Georgina Leadbetter

Commonwealth Law Conference, Melbourne by Rowan Pennington-Benton

IBA Conference, Vienna by Emily MacKenzie

Fraud, Asset Tracing & Recovery, Switzerland and graphic pdf on Civil Fraud by Marc Delehanty

CIETAC and Bar Council International Arbitration event, China by Duncan McCombe

British-Brazilian Lawyers’ Exchange Programme by Rachel Tandy

CombarNorth America Meeting 2019, New Orleans by Aaron Taylor

Combar North America Meeting 2019, New Orleans by Alyssa Stansbury

Report on the Combar North American Meeting 2019 by KV Krishnaprasad

Report on Attendance at “English Law Week” in Mexico City and “English Law Day” in Bogota – September 2019 by Mark Tushingham

Report on 4TH ENGLISH–CYPRIOT LAW DAY, LIMASSOL – September 2019 by Zachary Kell

Report on Dubai Arbitration Week – November 2018 by Zahra Al-Rikabi