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Dear Head of Careers

Would your students benefit from a talk from a Barrister?

There is undoubtedly a huge pool of talent within our schools. But many students may be unaware of the career opportunities which the Bar can offer.

We are therefore delighted to invite your school to take part in its Speakers Up for Others Scheme. There would be no cost for your school as barristers participate in this scheme on a voluntary basis.

We aim to put you in touch with a barrister within your local area to visit your school to give a talk about the profession, its training requirements, and day-to-day life as a barrister.

If you would like to register your School you need to email the following:

  • Name of contact/teacher
  • The schools’ name & full address
  • Telephone number
  • Indicate if school is a “state” or “private”

Please find attached an information sheet on how the scheme is run, along with our careers brochure It's Your Call.

Please note: This scheme is only open to years 11 and above. Barristers cannot attend careers fairs, this invite only extends to talks.

Kind regards
Emma-Jane Sleator-Rollinson

Careers & Information Officer
Professional Affairs
The General Council of the Bar
289-293 High Holborn
London, WC1V 7HZ

Direct Line: 020 7611 1324
Switchboard: 020 7242 0082

The General Council of the Bar is the Approved Regulator of the Bar of England and Wales. It discharges its regulatory functions through the independent Bar Standards Board. It represents the Bar by:

Promoting the specialist advocacy and advisory services of barristers;
Ensuring access to justice on terms that are fair both to the public and practitioners;
Promoting the high quality training and professional development of all barristers to ensure the highest standards of practice and ethical behaviour;
Working for the efficient and cost-effective administration of justice;
Encouraging access to, and diversity within, the profession so that it is open to all people of ability whatever their background; and
Strengthening and developing the work and the values of the Bar at home and abroad.