Alongside his full time practice, in his role as Chair of the Young Bar for 2018, Richard Hoyle has been actively involved in organising the work of the Young Barristers’ Committee and contributing to the ongoing activities of the Bar Council.
Richard wrote an article for the February edition of Counsel Magazine about raising the profile of the Young Bar and delivered speeches to the LPMA Biennial Conference (“What the Young Bar needs from Chambers”) and Lincoln’s Inn BPTC Cohort (“The Future of the Bar”) as well as giving Introductory Remarks at the opening of the UK National Rounds of the Phillip C Jessup International Law Moot.
Events have included a panel session with the British Association of Women Entrepreneurs titled “Entrepreneurs Build Businesses, Barristers Help Protect Them” at which Hugh Mercer QC was a panellist and spoke about the impact of Brexit on SMEs. A second panel session with the theme “Is International Cooperation Dead?” featured the FCO Legal Adviser Sir Iain McLeod KCMG alongside four young lawyers with different international specialisms and experience. Lucas Bastin spoke about investment treaty arbitration.