The following organisations are sponsoring the 2017 Employed Bar Awards.

Award Sponsors


BACFI represents the interests of employed and non-practising barristers providing legal services in commerce, finance and industry. BACFI was founded in 1965 and merged in 2004 with the Employed and non-practising Barristers’ Association (ENPBA). BACFI provides representation, education and support to barristers working in a commercial environment and works to promote “One Bar”, to ensure that the status and interests of their members are fully recognised and taken into account by the Bar Council and the Bar Standards Board (BSB).

Gray’s Inn is one of the four Inns of Court which have the exclusive right to call men and women to the Bar of England and Wales. The Inn exists to support, educate and develop its student barrister members and to provide continuing professional development to its qualified barrister members in accordance with its historic traditions.

middle temple

Middle Temple is one of the four Inns of Court which have the exclusive right to Call students to the Bar. The education and training of advocates lie at the heart of the Inn, but they are also a professional society for their membership worldwide; and they maintain a heritage estate in central London housing chambers from which barristers practise.


Inner Temple is one of four Inns of Court. The Inn has over 8,000 qualified members, including Judges, Barristers (both practising and non-practising) and Pupils. Each year approximately 300 students apply to join the Inn with the intention of training for the Bar.


Lincoln’s Inn is one of the four Inns of Court. The Inns of Court have played a fundamental role in preparing students for Call to the Bar and their progress to professional competence as barristers for many centuries.

Bronze Sponsors







Thomson Reuters provides professionals with the intelligence, technology and human expertise they need to find trusted answers. They enable professionals in the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, and media markets to make the decisions that matter most.

Drinks reception sponsor


Based in London with offices in New York, Mishcon de Reya services an international community of clients and provides advice in situations where the constraints of geography often do not apply. The work they undertake is cross-border, multi-jurisdictional and complex.