Felicity Gerry QC is celebrating 25 years at the Bar of England and Wales by bringing back Brief Chats with Kim Evans (one of our fabulous coaches & Commissioning Editor of thejusticegap.com) and Barbara Hamilton Bruce (Senior Executive at BHB Consulting and CILEx fellow). Originally a podcast series for the University of Law, this time the event was filmed in Carmelite Chambers library and live streamed to the public.

Felicity decided to celebrate this milestone as a small tribute to The First Hundred Years project which in turn celebrates 2019 as 100 years since women were permitted to practice as lawyers in England and Wales. In a recognition that many women lawyers are lost to attrition, they hope this podcast will inspire young law students and lawyers to keep going….

The all women panel answered questions on their careers and topical legal issues. Panellists were

  • Frances Crook OBE – Chief Executive of the Howard League for Penal Reform, the oldest penal reform charity in the United Kingdom.
  • Brie Stevens–Hoare QC – Judicial Appointments Commissioner, Diversity Champion at Hardwicke Chambers and Barrister of the Year 2019, Modern Law Awards.
  • Peta-Louise Bagott – Rising Star at Carmelite Chambers currently instructed to appear in the United Nations International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals in the Ratko Mladić appeal proceedings and together with Felicity leading a team of international scholars, granted leave to file submissions as Amicus Curiae in the IRMCT Appeals Chamber in the Radovan Karadžić appeal.

Watch the podcast here https://www.movementinmedia.com/live-briefchats.html

Kim can be contacted on kim@twpc.co.uk and is expertly positioned to coach the legal profession, understanding it from both sides of the coin.