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Seminars at Serjeants’ Inn

We are frequently called upon as commentators in our fields: in the last 12 months our members have given papers at institutions including the Houses of Parliament, the Home Office, the College of Policing and St George’s, University of London. Our barristers have also been invited to speak at events such as the AvMA and Association of Police Lawyers annual conferences, as well as for numerous client firms.

We offer a rolling programme of seminars and case surgeries as well as providing regular briefing notes and other articles and updates for clients.

The fact that – in an innovative move – we have invested in a dedicated client care team means that we are particularly well placed to discuss and fulfil client requirements on training and numerous other matters. For full details please contact our Client Care Manager, Isabel Biggs.

Alternatively, if you wish to attend any of our in-house seminars as detailed here from time to time, please complete the registration form and we will be in touch shortly to confirm your place.

Previous seminars


10th Serjeants’ Inn / Oxford Neurosurgery Medical Law Conference

Every year Serjeants’ Inn joins forces with Oxford neurosurgeon Richard Stacey to organise this event for both claimant and defendant clinical negligence enthusiasts. We aim for an interesting mix of medical and legal talks and we will once again be offering a “speed dating” session after lunch with a more informal opportunity to ask questions of our speakers.


Bolam is Dead! Long Live Bolam!

Chris Johnston QC interviews Simon Fox QC on the Bolam test for breach of duty in clinical negligence in the light of recent case law and asks – is it still the test for breach?


What’s in a name? Privacy in the Court of Protection

In this evening seminar, which will be chaired by Michael Mylonas QC, our panel will consider the following questions:
What does the Court Order actually mean? And what happens when someone breaches an Order? And what happens in other jurisdictions, where the right to anonymity is less closely guarded? And most critically – have we got the balance right?


Policing and Human Rights: New Challenges under Articles 2 – 4 ECHR

This full-day conference, chaired by John Beggs QC, will draw on our police team’s experience to provide a detailed, practical and strategic look at how to avoid and defend claims arising from breaches of Article 2 – 5, covering key themes, practice and recent cases.


The Different Faces of The Bar – Four Journeys into Law

In the first event of its kind, the Secret Barrister, Chris Daw QC, and two of the Bar Council’s #IAmTheBar Social Mobility Advocates, Rachel Spearing and Natasha Shotunde, will come together for a live-streamed panel discussion on social mobility and access to the Bar.


Criminal or civil: What is the right standard for disciplinary proceedings?

A panel discussion chaired by His Honour Brian Barker CBE QC

In the light of the consultation by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal and the recent change to the civil standard of proof made by the BSB,  the panel will consider whether the criminal standard of proof is fit for purpose in disciplinary proceedings.


Essential Inquest Law Update 11.10.18

Serjeants’ Inn Chambers is pleased to be hosting two seminars by Bridget Dolan QC and Briony Ballard in October 2018.

These practically focused seminars will provide an update refresher on the recent law and its practical application and are primarily devised for solicitors who represent interested persons at inquests.

The seminars provide an essential update on the important cases for coronial law over the past year and will consider how these recently decided cases impact upon practice in the Coroners Courts.

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