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27th November 2013
At the Middle Temple Ashley Building, Andrew Granville Stafford, Ousman Noor (Open Counsel) and Nick Draycott (Marketing Consultant) gave a CPD seminar on marketing Public Access.

25th September 2013
Andrew Granville Stafford (Chair), Jonathan Maskew (Secretary) and three senior clerks (Sam McQuade, Scott Baldwin and James Kemp) gave a seminar at 7 Bedford Row on clerking and managing Public Access.

19th December 2012
At the Middle Temple Parliament Chamber, Andrew Granville Stafford delivered a CPD lecture entitled ‘Public Access Update’.  A summary of his lecture is available here.

20th June 2012
At the Middle Temple Parliament Chamber, Marc Beaumont delivered a lecture on defending Barristers in disciplinary cases.  Andrew Hopper QC gave a lecture on developments in solicitor disciplinary work.
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PABA in the USA:
On 16th April 2012, Marc Beaumont, PABA Chair, addressed the New York State Bar Association at the Harvard Club, New York City, about the modern profile of the English Bar.

On 19th April 2012, Marc Beaumont, PABA Chair addressed the American Bar Association, Section of International Law, on the English Bar’s modern systems of direct access.

The Bar Conference 2011
PABA jointly held a workshop with the Access to the Bar Committee. Marc Beaumont spoke about direct access in judicial review and disciplinary cases and Tim Becker spoke about direct access in family work.

24th March 2011
The new Legal Ombudsman, Mr Adam Sampson, was interviewed by Marc Beaumont before an interactive PABA audience on 24th March 2011.  Mr Sampson outlined the new scheme and listened carefully to the Bar's concerns, making a very good impression.

26th January 2011
PABA and the Bar Council International Committee, co-hosted a cocktail party at Quadrant Chambers for a delegation of Chinese lawyers. 

22nd November 2010
Public Access work in criminal, family and immigration cases:
The Chairman of the Bar elect, Peter Lodder QC, the Chair of the Access to the Bar Committee, the Chair of the YBC, a senior immigration practitioner and a senior clerk engaged in a question and answer session, moderated by Marc Beaumont.  It was standing room only as Barristers queued down 5 flights of stairs to attend this hugely well-attended event, as the Bar's eyes were opened to new ways of practising.

21st October 2010
Defending Barristers in Disciplinary proceedings:
Marc Beaumont conducted a seminar dealing with a range of novel and important issues arising from recent cases in which he has defended Barristers.

PABA Talk September 2010

Marc Beaumont, Chairman of PABA, at City Week, 21st September 2010.

Address to PABA February 2010
Shadow Justice Secretary, Dominic Grieve QC MP outlines his approach to the Ministry of Justice portfolio to PABA members.

Address to PABA November 2009
Nick Green QC Reviews Public Access and the wider future of the Bar.

Lecture to PABA October 2008
"Mediation - An Offer You Cannot Refuse" Sir Gavin Lightman's lecture to PABA on 16th October 2008.

Lecture to PABA April 2008
"The Three Ages of the Barrister" Marc Beaumont's speech to PABA on 17th April 2008 at the seminar "The Legal Services Act 2007 - will it cause death by fusion?"

Lecture to PABA November 2007
Anthony Speaight QC: "The Bar – not a referral profession, but a specialist profession".

Lecture to PABA October 2007
Given by Timothy Dutton QC Vice Chairman of the Bar Council of England and Wales.


PABA Officers

Photo Andrew Granville Stafford
PhotoTimothy Becker
Vice Chairman
PhotoChris Bryden
PhotoJonathan Maskew
PhotoMarc Beaumont
PhotoJacob Oommen
Immigration Bar