The Northern, North Eastern and Midland circuits operate to provide education and support to barristers at the provincial bar. Mess dinners bring together circuit members from pupils to judges in a lively and entertaining atmosphere where traditions are passed on and life long friendships are made.
As a junior practitioner, the friendly faces in Circuit robing rooms will be worth a dozen Bar School manuals. The Circuits boast specialist organisations from medical law to chancery and commercial groups where education and training are developed. Through their involvement in these associations, members gain a national voice. Advocacy and advice are regularly organised for pupils on circuit.
Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham are cities of energy and ambition, attracting visitors from all over the world to their cosmopolitan bars restaurants and clubs. They have the capability to hold major international events such as the Commonwealth Games, which was staged in Manchester in July 2002. As a young professional you can look forward to city life in manageable proportions. If you need a break from urban pace, the calm of the Lake District the Peak District, Northumbria and the Cotswolds are within easy reach.