World Bar Conference will explore global challenges facing independent referral bars

28 Feb

THE 2024 World Bar Conference takes place against the backdrop of immense global challenges – all of which are being experienced on local levels and giving rise to distinct regional responses.  

Stability of the rule of law across the world, the application and implications of Al, and legal challenges arising because of climate change are among the key themes to be considered by a selection of thought leaders and legal experts practising at independent referral bars. Other key themes include cancel culture, free speech, and the right to offend, as well as legal frontiers in migration and human rights.

The Rt. Hon. Lord Carloway, Lord President of the Court of Session and Lord Justice General of Scotland, will join other chief justices from a number of jurisdictions in a round table discussion on the nature of their roles and work, and how an independent Bar can contribute to addressing contemporary issues. 

The conference promises to be an invaluable professional development opportunity as well as an opportunity to strengthen and renew relationships across the participating bars.

Jointly hosted by The Bar of Ireland and The Bar of Northern Ireland, the conference will take place across Belfast and Dublin from 15 May to 17 May.

Registration is open and places are limited. Members of Faculty are requested to notify Faculty CEO Richard Masters where possible once they have registered, so that Faculty has an understanding of the delegation from the Scottish Bar.

The Junior Bar Association has capped funding available to support members who are less than seven years called. For more information please contact Antonia Welsh.

Click here for full details on the conference and to register.