The Citizen and the State – Poor decision-making and the role of the pro bono Bar

The Bar Council’s event during National Pro Bono week will explore unsatisfactory decision-making by public authorities in England and Wales and the rise in unrepresented litigants-in-person, together with the consequent pro bono work of barristers. This event marks something of a departure from our usual Pro Bono Week events and promises to be both interesting and thought-provoking.

The event is on 7 November at Gray’s Inn and discussion on the evening will focus on immigration, tax, special educational needs and disability, and welfare benefits (including Personal Independence Payments). Sir Ernest Ryder will be speaking at the event, together with Sir Henry Brooke, Tribunal Judge Nick Easterman, Jonathan Peacock QC, David Wolfe QC, and our Chair, Andrew Langdon QC.

The Bar Council are keen to attract an audience with an interest in the areas that they will be considering and would therefore be delighted if IBC members, and the barristers in their chambers, could join them. Further details about the event are below and this link should be used to register places.

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