Invitations to tender for work are becoming more commonplace in practice management. But are chambers and clerks fully equipped to compete for these streams of work?

If you want to have the best chance to win those tender bids then this is the seminar for you.

The IBC are delighted to welcome a panel of experts in the area of tender bids and procurement who will provide advice on the tender process and how you can help your chambers be in the best position to succeed.

Jonathan Maskew
Jonathan is a consultant to chambers and has worked extensively in a variety of roles with Barristers and Chambers for over 25 years.

Bernard Savage: Tenandahalf
Bernard Savage’s career is a game of two halves and then Tenandahalf. In the first half he worked in blue-chip companies Procter & Gamble and Shell. The second half led to Tenandahalf when after an in house role at Eversheds Bernard saw an opportunity to help ’smarter’ professional service firms. Such firms understand that just having good technical practitioners isn’t enough to be commercially successful in a fast changing business environment.

As a specialist Business Development (BD) agency helping law firms, barrister chambers’, intellectual property practices, architectural firms and accountant and advisory businesses grow, Tenandahalf has worked since 2005 with lawyers across the length and breadth of the UK: from Preston to Ipswich, Cardiff to Newcastle, Portsmouth to York, Liverpool to Colchester and Manchester to London.

Sets that Bernard has delivered BD training to include: Landmark Chambers, Tanfield Chambers, Cornerstone, Monckton Chambers, Wilberforce Chambers, Radcliffe Chambers, XXIV Old Buildings, Hogarth Chambers and Harcourt Chambers. Talks and seminars have also been delivered by Bernard for The Bar Council and the IBC.

The other half of Tenandahalf, Doug McPherson, is the author of “The Visible Lawyer”, a book that explains practical ways for solicitors and barristers to win instructions more easily and profitably.

Robert Woods
Robert is a Senior Practice Manager at No5 Chambers and is responsible for the tender submissions that his chambers participate in.

This will be an interactive panel discussion so please feel free to send in any questions you have in advance to or bring them along on the night.

Date: Tuesday 7th November 2017
Time: 6pm-7pm
Venue: No 5 Chambers, 4-7 Salisbury Ct, London EC4Y 8AA (Video conferencing is available for those who wish to join from the regions)

Cost: Free for IBC Members; £20 for non-members

To book a place, please email