Our practice management training programme is where strategic thinking, innovation and cost effectiveness comes together to give you a bespoke solution for developing modern practice managers.

These popular interactive sessions provide a unique opportunity for Practice Managers and support staff, at all management levels, to obtain training specifically designed to be of maximum benefit for those working in Chambers. Past delegates are not only leaving great testimonials but also reporting that the training is being applied back in Chambers immediately with very positive outcomes.

Please see the short videos below for information on a selection PME’s 2020 training and coaching sessions:

Evolution of the Bar Clerk

This short video examines the rationale behind the construction of the full-range, of PME courses.  It explains how the courses have been built on solid, detailed research into the life of a Bar Clerk and the personal development needs required throughout a Clerks’ career.

Five good reasons why one to one management development could be for you

In this video we discuss the reasons why one-to-one development can be the best, and most cost effective, professional development solution for Bar Clerks at all levels.

Why Chambers Should Consider Investing in a Staff Development Programme

Commonly, chambers management find it difficult to agree on training budgets and build training plans for their staff. In this short video we explain why training is necessary for chambers management and what you can gain from it.  We also offer practice tools to help you build a budget and show your chamber’s a return on their investment.


Until the Covid 19 restrictions are lifted and it is safe to do so, the dates below cannot be confirmed. PME courses and one-to-one sessions are also now being delivered successfully on-line via the Zoom or MS Teams platforms. Please contact one of the ABC team to discuss your interest or requirements.

Visit the PME website to book onto one of the following courses for 2020!

Starter Clerk

Part 1: The Clerks’ role in the context of a barristers’ chambers. (April 23rd & October 13th) 

Part 2: The importance of excellent customer service and working effectively as part of a team. (May 14th & 4th November) 

Junior Clerk 

Part 1: Professional colabortative negotiation skills. (April 29th & October 14th) 

Part 2: Developing business for your chambers. (May 21st & November 5th) 


Part 1a: Effective management of staff and members’ practices. (April 30th & September 22nd)

Part 1b: Maximising business relationships. (May 13th & October 20th)

Part 2a: Building a business development for results. (June 9th & November 17th)

Part 2b: Pitching and presenting for new business. (July 2nd & December 3rd) 

Senior Management 

Part 1: Business development for modern Chambers’ managements.

Part 2: Managing the challenges of Chambers’ unique business structure.

(June 10th/11th & October 7th & 8th) 

Part 3: Professional mentoring and coaching (July 14th & November 18th)


For those at Junior Clerk or career entry level, we can also provide on-site training to include: telephone training, a guide to the Court system, Court etiquette, post and DX, preparing bundles and printing, good email practice, assisting barristers, locating and transferring case papers, confidentiality, Court runs, legal terminology and client care.

Strategic Business Development for Chambers Senior Management

4-Day Residential Course for Chambers Senior Management

Your chance to attend an industry leading training programme with your peers. Our PME training course has become the industry’s leading development programme. We have now developed this bespoke course specifically for Senior Chambers Directors and Managers, focussing on strategic business development and leadership.

Our residential course is designed to be engaging and supportive for those who would like to explore options on how to develop their chambers for future challenges.

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