LegalEdCon 2023 — The Future of the Bar

The future of the Bar session at LegalEdCon 2023 took place in-person at Kings Place, London from 13:00-15:00 on Thursday 18 May 2023.

The session was sponsored by BPP University Law School, The University of Law and The City Law School. It featured leading figures from the world of Bar education and training and was followed by coffee and networking.

The main LegalEdCon 2023 Conference page is here.


Mark Neale

Mark Neale

Director-General at the <strong>Bar Standards Board</strong>

Konstantina Nouka

Konstantina Nouka

Chair and Founder at <a href=""><strong>Bringing [Dis]Ability to the Bar</strong></a>

Simone Start

Simone Start

BVS Programme Director at <strong>The City Law School</strong>

Beverley Dawes

Beverley Dawes

Head of BPC at <strong>The University of Law</strong>

Mark Keith

Mark Keith

Director of Programmes at <strong>BPP University Law School</strong>

Colleen Cumbers

Colleen Cumbers

Future Pupil Barrister at <strong>Crown Office Chambers</strong>


Headline sponsors


Bar session only ticket


Sold out

Please note that the future of the Bar session at LegalEdCon is for professionals rather than students, who we do not charge to attend our events. However, we do have a limited amount of free tickets for our student campus ambassadors. You can find out more about the campus ambassador programme here.


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Kings Place
90 York Way
London N1 9AG

About the sponsors

BPP University Law School

We build and shape legal careers. With over 25 years’ experience in delivering professional legal qualifications, we are proud to be one of the UK’s leading law schools. At the forefront of innovation in legal training, we are trusted by some of the most influential law firms, with 60 leading firms training with us exclusively. Our courses focus on employability, giving our students the edge to secure a training contract or pupillage. Preparing them to embrace the demands of practice from day one.

The University of Law

The University of Law (ULaw) is one of the UK's longest-established specialist providers of legal education, with a rich heritage and reputation for innovation. ULaw boasts over 250 tutors who are qualified lawyers and bring their extensive practical experience to the classroom, as well as a track record in impressive employment and pupillage rates.

The City Law School

The City Law School (part of City, University of London) is unusual amongst UK law schools in that we give equal weight to both academic and professional law. We offer a complete range of courses – from the LLB, the Graduate Diploma in Law conversion programme, LLM programmes, PhDs, through to vocational training for Barristers and Solicitors (leading to Postgraduate Diplomas or LLM degrees). Within a traditional University community, we support students to realise their full potential by equipping them with the knowledge, skills and values that they need.