• “Diligent, skilled and committed advocates are essential to the smooth running of the courts, and the effective administration of justice.

    It is also vital to recruit talented and able young lawyers from every social background so that the profession, and ultimately the judiciary, reflects the diversity of the society it serves.

    I was a great admirer of Michael Kalisher, and I warmly support the continuing work of the Trust in providing financial help to young members of the criminal Bar.”

    The Rt. Hon Lord Judge, former Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales.

    The Rt. Hon Lord Judge, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales
  • The Kalisher Trust exists to help people qualify as barristers and begin their professional career at the Criminal Bar.

    Set up in 1996, the Kalisher Trust helps talented students otherwise unable to come to the criminal Bar due to financial constraints.

    We are immensely proud of the work we do, which identifies and encourages the brightest and best, regardless of background. Our role is to support talent, wherever we find it, and to ensure it nurtured, encouraged, and used, in the best and proudest traditions of the Criminal Bar, for the public good.

    The Kalisher Trust
  • Litigation Intern- The Parole Board for England and Wales

    The Parole Board is the independent body that works with its criminal justice partners to protect the public by risk assessing prisoners to decide whether they can be safely released into the community.

    A recent ruling of the Supreme Court means that the Parole Board is now facing an unprecedented requirement for oral hearings and this in turn has placed a heavy demand on our litigation team.

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    New Litigation Internship at the Parole Board for England and Wales
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    Kalisher Trust News

His Honour Judge Brian Barker QC

The Kalisher Trust is immensely proud of the recognition given to our Trustee, HHJ Brian Barker QC, by the award of a CBE in the New Years Honours List.

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A huge thank you to painter Richard Clare

A huge thank you from all at the Kalisher Trust to award winning artist Richard Clare for his tremendous generosity and support for the Trust. Three exhibitions of Richard's paintings - two in London and one in Manchester - have raised over £4000 in funds for the Trust. With his unique and vibrant style, Richard has provided the Trust with the … read more....

Fearless defence advocacy

Good to meet you? Max Hardy

Criminal barrister and Kalisher Scholarship Trust trustee Max Hardy has written a new piece for the Guardian, likening the Guardian’s fearlessness in standing up to vested interests to the attributes of a good defence … [Read More...]