What will the seminar cover?
Queensland Young Lawyers (QYL) and Level Twenty Seven launched its second seminar series with ‘Life at the Bar‘ on Wednesday 4 May 1800 (AEST). Barristers Stewart Webster, Florence Chen (Level Twenty Seven Chambers) and Emma Fitzgerald (Jeddart Chambers) compared the different courses they took to be called to the Queensland Bar as well as provided some insight into what one might expect of life as a barrister.
Topics discussed include:
- Why, when and how to come to the Bar (0:02:25)
- Financial considerations (0:20:27)
- Practical tips on networking before and when coming to the Bar (0:29:59 and 0:51:11)
- The Bar Practice Course (BPC) (0:37:45)
- Applying for readership at a barristers’ chambers (0:55:19)
- What days in the life of a barrister might look like (1:09:50)
Who should watch?
Anyone considering a career as a barrister in Queensland or simply curious about what practicing as barrister involves.
Stewart Webster (Barrister, Level Twenty Seven Chambers)
Stewart’s practice is focused on complex commercial disputes in Australian courts and in arbitral proceedings. He is regularly engaged by leading national and international law firms to advise and appear for multi-nationals, Australian public companies, external administrators and government entities. He previously worked as a solicitor at Allens, as an associate in the Federal Court of Australia and for leading Japanese commercial law firm Nishimura & Asahi in Tokyo.
Florence Chen (Barrister, Level Twenty Seven Chambers)
Since coming to the Bar in 2014, Florence has enjoyed a general commercial practice with particular experience in tax, building and construction, and succession. Prior to being called to the Bar, Florence was a judge’s associate to the Hon. Justice Fryberg and the Hon. Justice Jackson.
Emma Fitzgerald (Barrister, Jeddart Chambers)
Prior to being called to the Bar in 2021, Emma was a solicitor for eight years. She has a broad civil practice across areas including personal injuries, financial services, commercial litigation, consumer law as well as public and administrative law. Emma has worked for both plaintiffs and defendants in private practice, government and the community legal sector.
Webinar / in person seminar
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The presentation is free to view. For further information, please contact Tamara McCombe on +61 7 3008 3927.
An edited transcript of the panel discussion is provided below.