Courses for 2022

Bespoke training & personal development solutions

The IBC Introduction to Business Management Course

For Junior Clerks up to 3 years

This course is designed for junior clerks and has been commissioned and built for the Institute of Barristers’ Clerks. The course is a blend of in-person, eLearning and project based training.

The course is monitored and accredited by The Chartered Management Institute. Delegates will become members of the CMI which will give them access to vast member benefits.

We have a dedicated website to support this course.

Running Time6 Months
Costs£1395 for IBC members
£1695 for non-members
DatesEnrolment January and July 2022

Developing New and Existing Business for your Chambers

For Clerks at all levels

This is a practical and interactive workshop which explores business development opportunities, and how to make the most of them. We help you with your own chambers’ specific marketing and client communication techniques.

Running Time11am – 5pm
Dates8 March 2022
27 September 2022

Effective Practice Development Meetings

For Clerks at all levels

This popular and highly interactive workshop addresses the significance and structure of managing and developing the careers of members of chambers. You will gain expert knowledge, confidence in running a first-class PDM and practical tools for immediate application.

Running Time11am – 5pm
Dates15 March 2022
4 October 2022

Maximising Business Relationships

For Clerks at all levels

Being a barrister’s clerk is all about “people”. This soft-skills development masterclass is a highly inspiring workshop which clarifies how to gain a better outcome when dealing with members, clients, colleagues and even enhance your personal relationships. You will discover what motivates you and what drives the people around you. You will leave the course with new insights on how to achieve more from yourself and the relationships you hold.

Running Time11am – 5pm
Dates24 March 2022
13 October 2022

Effective Management of Staff

For Clerks at all levels

This workshop addresses the significance and structure of managing and developing the careers of your practice management staff. You will gain enhanced skills in running professional staff appraisals, motivation of the clerk’s room and achieving the most from your team.
Running Time11am – 5pm
Dates5 April 2022
18 October 2022

Professional Networking Skills

For Clerks at all levels

Networking is a fundamental function of a barrister’s clerk. This course is an in-depth and practical workshop which will develop your skills in building your own professional network. Learn how to develop confidence in meeting new people and enjoy networking opportunities.
Running Time11am – 5pm
Dates5 May 2022
3 November 2022

Professional Collaborative Negotiation Skills

For Clerks at all levels

Negotiations with clients can often be seen as bartering or finding a middle ground. This workshop will help you to improve and perfect your own negotiation style. We discover how to acquire the best outcome from your clients and win excellent results for members of chambers. We examine how to maximise income whilst building long-term collaboration with clients.
Running Time11am – 5pm
Dates19 May 2022
10 November 2022

Building a Business Development Plan for Chambers

For Team Leaders and Senior Management

This is designed to help senior barrister’s clerks and team leaders with their planning and presentation of business development activities. This course takes influence from proven strategic business development tools and helps you build a professional and demonstrable business plan to be proud of.
Running Time11am – 5pm
Dates9 June 2022
22 November 2022

Senior Chambers Management Leading Change

For Senior Clerks and Chambers Management

This two-day course is designed to be immersive and interactive with senior clerks and management from other sets. The subjects addressed include the strategic development of a modern chambers, managing and leading a chamber of self-employed individuals, and the challenges these bring.
Running Time10am – 5pm
9am – 4pm
Dates15 & 16 June 2022
15 & 16 November 2022


All prices shown are plus 20% VAT. 10% discount applies for multiple bookings.

Full course specification sheets are available upon request from [email protected].

All our courses for 2022 are planned to run in central London and require a minimum of four delegates for the course to run in-person. If there are less than four delegates, the course will be offered remotely.