TLA: Leaders in the Law – The Future for Justice, Access to Justice, and the Lawyers


Angela Rafferty QC and Andrew Walker QC in conversation with Jo Miles

A happy alignment of the stars in 2018 has seen two former Trinity students become high profile leaders in the legal profession at the same time: Andrew Walker QC (Law, 1987), as Chair of the Bar, and Angela Rafferty QC (English/Law, 1989) as Chair of the Criminal Bar.

A crisis at the criminal Bar led to them working together very closely, but bringing very different strengths and perspectives, born of contrasting personal backgrounds, experience, and professional career paths (chancery/commercial and criminal).

The TLA will bring them together again this November to reflect on their experiences as leaders, and to debate – both together, and with you – the most pressing issues for the future of law and justice in England and Wales, such as the crisis in access to justice, threats to the rule of law, and the future of legal practice.

Please join us…

Please note that bookings closed on Tuesday 6 November 2018. For further information please email


Andrew Walker QC studied law at Trinity. He matriculated in 1987, was called to the Bar by Lincoln’s Inn in 1991, and took silk in 2011. He was made a Bencher of Lincoln’s Inn in 2016.  He is Chair of the Bar for 2018.  He will return to practice in 2019 as a member of Maitland Chambers, focusing on property, company and commercial disputes, fraud, and professional negligence and valuation issues. He was awarded the Bar Pro Bono Award in 2009 for some of his work with the homelessness charity, Shelter. He is also a trustee of the Industry and Parliament Trust, a charity which seeks to develop mutual understanding between Parliament and the worlds of business and commerce.

Called to the Bar 1995. Recorder at the Old Bailey, Vice Chair of the Criminal Bar Association 2016 and Chair 2017.  Appears regularly for Prosecution and Defence across the South Eastern Circuit.  Has appeared in some of the most high profile cases in East Anglia. Regularly gives lectures and seminars on developing areas of criminal practice and procedure. Course Director of the Rook group designing a nationwide advocacy course dealing with vulnerability. Has particular specialisms in cases with defendants and witnesses with vulnerabilities including mental health issues, very young witnesses, the learning disabled, Autism and Aspergers, the physically disabled and  seriously traumatised witnesses. She has been involved in three important reported cases dealing with these issues and is an expert in the field of sexual offending and homicide.


6:45 pm


7:00 pm

Panel Discussion

8:00 pm


9:00 pm



Quadrant House,
10 Fleet Street,