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Barrister members of BICBA practicing in Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland may be interested in the an opportunity to be called to the Bar of their neighbouring jurisdiction.

Following discussion between Council of The Bar of Ireland and the Bar Council of Northern Ireland, it has been agreed that additional calls in both Bars will be arranged to take place in March 2019. The Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland has agreed that an additional call to the Bar of Northern Ireland will take place on Friday, 22 March 2019.  The closing date for applications is Friday 22 February 2019.

Barristers should contact Lisa Mayes at the Bar of Northern Ireland (lisa.mayes@barofni.org) or Laura Martin of the Bar of Ireland (laura.martin@lawlibrary.ie) for further details.

Latest Events

Registration now open for the 2019 annual conference

Law in a time of change: Innovation, Transformation, Stability?

Thursday 4 April 2019, The Signet Library, Parliament Square, Edinburgh

We are delighted to announce that registration is now open for BICBA’s flagship event, the annual conference, which this year will take place in Edinburgh for the first time. Click here to download the event programme which outlines the fantastic line-up of speakers and contains useful information on where to stay.

You can register here.

Payment for Registration

When we receive a completed booking form (see link above), the WS Society will issue you with a pro-forma invoice identifying the account details into which payment can be made directly to BICBA.

(Please be alert to the risk of fraudulent emails. We cannot be accountable for payments made to any account other than that identified in the invoice issued by the WS Society. If you are concerned about the authenticity of any emails purporting to be from BICBA, please contact us immediately before making any payments).

We look forward to seeing you in Edinburgh!