Upcoming events

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Past events


The Red Lion Chambers Essay Competition

Monday 6th February 2017

Warwick Bar Society presents to you an essay competition, sponsored by Red Lion Chambers! This is your chance to win a mini-pupillage and gain a fantastic achievement on your CV.

The essay question is based on the very interesting topic of intent to inflict grevious bodily harm. The question is:

“Should the rule that the intent to inflict grevious bodily harm suffices for the mens rea for murder be reformed? If so, how?”

Word limit: 2,000 (excluding citations in footnotes)


1st prize: Mini-pupillage at Red Lion Chambers (London)

The competition is open to students of any degree discipline at the University of Warwick from across all year groups.

The judges of the competition are barristers from Red Lion Chambers, London.

References can be in a format of your choice so long as it is consistent throughout.

Send submissions to – include your name, degree and year group; attach your essay as a single document; please include the word count at the bottom of your essay.

The barristers at RLC look forward to reading your submissions. GOOD LUCK!


BPTC Scholarship Interview Session

Wednesday 25th January 2017

In collaboration with Warwick Law School we are running a mock BPTC Scholarship Interview Session for all those aspiring barristers who will one day take part in the daunting BPTC scholarship interview.

We are looking for 8 VOLUNTEERS to take part in mock interviews which will be in front of an audience for around 15 minutes each.

The interview panel will be made up of academics who were previously barristers and a current BPTC pupil.

The questions will have the same content as those asked in the BPTC scholarship interview so will be a fantastic opportunity for those students applying for scholarship to have a chance at perfecting their interview technique.

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An Afternoon with Blackstones – Week 2

Wednesday 18th January 2017 

Our first event of 2017 takes students into the legal heart of London for an incredibly informative afternoon at Blackstone Chambers – “the best set in the country” as stated by the Legal 500.

The set specialises in Financial Services and Commercial law, so this is a great event for those interested in pursuing a career at the Commercial Bar. The aim is to give those attending an insight to what life is like for barristers working at such a prestigious set.

Day In The City– Week 9

Wednesday 30th November 2016, all day event 

This is always a popular event that will consist of informative talks in the legal heart of London as well as two drinks receptions with Quadrant Chambers and Francis Taylor Building.

Needless to say, this will be a great opportunity to network with barristers!



A View from the Bar – Week 7

Wednesday 16th November 2016, 17:30-19:00 – OCO.05 

Warwick Bar Society are happy to announce its annual panel event ‘A View from the Bar.’ This year the panel will consist of a number of barristers from a variety of areas of law, giving you a real perspective into the profession.

Confirmed so far are Leisha Bond, Birmingham based St Philips barrister who specialises in family and divorce law, Antony Sendall of Littleton Chambers specialist in employment and sports law, and for the first time we will be hearing from a CPS prosecutor.

The talk will be followed by a short Q and A session and then a drinks reception where you will have the chance to network with the panelists.

It is not an event to be missed if you are contemplating a career at the Bar!

Becoming a Barrister – Week 4

Wednesday 26th October 2016, 15:15-17:00 – OC1.08  


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