Women at the Bar

Fewer women than we would like are applying for a career at the Commercial Bar. For the past several years, One Essex Court has organised events to inform students about life and work at the Commercial Bar, in the hope that more women will consider what we think is a fulfilling, rewarding and female-friendly career.

In 2018, we are organising three events in London, Oxford and Cambridge. At each event, three female members of One Essex Court (of varying seniority) will give short talks about their experiences at the bar, followed by a question and answer session. There will then be an opportunity for students to talk informally over drinks with the speakers and other barristers and clerks from Chambers. Each event is open to women and men, and to law and non-law students.

The London event will be live-streamed. Please register for access to the live-stream here.

Details of each event are below. Students can book their place by emailing events@oeclaw.co.uk

Cambridge: 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday 20 February 2018 at Howard Building, Downing College, Regent Street, Cambridge, CB2 1DQ.

Oxford: 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday 27 February 208 at the Law Faculty (White & Case Room), St Cross Building, St. Cross Rd, Oxford, OX1 3UL.

London: 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday 13 March 2018 at the Inner Temple Parliament Chamber, Crown Office Row, London, EC4Y 7HL.