Following on from our breakfast briefing, the Corporate Counsel Engagement Working Group are now seeking expressions of interest from Counsel who wish to participate in the Pilot. 

The Pilot is open to all members who accept briefs in commercial law, public law, employment law and government and regulatory matters. The Pilot will broadly encompass:

  • a ‘two-way’ education program aimed at:
    -  improving understanding amongst barristers of ‘what clients want’ as well as how to deliver it;
    -  improving awareness amongst in-house counsel of what the Bar has to offer and how and when they should use it; and
    -  showcasing the subject matter expertise available at the Bar;
  • direct engagement with corporate clients through networking, seminars, and other events;
  • enhancement of the quality and useability of information available about the Bar and barristers, including;
  • the improvement and standardisation of barrister profiles to enhance searchability and the usefulness of the information provided;
  • the development of ‘tool kits’ for in-house corporate counsel; and
  • the adoption of other measures by individual barristers to ensure ready accessibility for clients and greater ‘user-friendliness’;
  • the establishment of a secondment program for interested barristers; and
  • the collection of ‘before and after’ survey data to facilitate the assessment of the success of the Pilot. 

The Pilot will require active participation from those involved. Participants will be selected based on criteria including the need for diversity within the Pilot (in terms of seniority, areas of practice, gender, cultural/ethnic background etc) and the content of their EOI. 

Click here to read more about the inception of the pilot project.

Click here to begin the EOI process.  EOIs close at 5:00pm Wednesday 22 May,