The Bristol JLD and St John’s Chambers are pleased to invite you to our Instructing Counsel Seminar on Thursday 11th September. Registration is from 5.30pm at St John’s Chambers (map). This training is CPD accredited, and totally free and  is aimed primarily at paralegals, trainees and newly qualified solicitors/CILEX but more senior JLD members are welcome if they would benefit from a refresher.


  • Overview on instructing counsel by Sarah Phillimore, Family Barrister
  • Examples of Bad Briefs by Nicholas Pointon, Commercial & Chancery Barrister
  • Building a Relationship with Counsel – knowing what they want and letting them know what you want by Darren Lewis, Personal Injury and Employment Barrister
  • Booking Counsel & The Backsheet by Luke Hodgson, Family Practice Manager

To reserve your space, just email your RSVP to

Be quick though, as this is a popular event and spaces are limited!