Practice Development Committee

Chair - Dominique Hogan-Doran SC

  • Advise the ABA Council and the Executive in relation to barrister practice development matters;
  • Consider and propose ways to promote the work of barristers to solicitors, in-house counsel and clients, including internationally;
  • Consider and propose to the ABA Council and the Executive, ways to increase the volume, share, value and quality of work available to barristers in all practice areas, both domestic and international, and at all levels of seniority, with a particular emphasis on the work available to new and other junior barristers;
  • Identify and promote new and emerging practice areas of relevance to barristers;
  • Consider and propose mechanisms to facilitate barrister practice, including resolving technology related issues, promoting harmonisation of rules between jurisdictions, and facilitating direct briefing, secondments, and other opportunities for practice
  • Conduct continuing professional development seminars, presentations and information sessions to assist barristers, particularly new and other junior barristers, in practice development;
  • Liaise with, and promote the work of, practice development committees of ABA constituent bodies; and
  • Work on such projects in relation to barrister practice development as the ABA Council or the Executive shall refer to the Committee.