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  • Bar Council Budget 2015-16 Consultation

    Bar Council Budget 2015-16 Consultation

    The Bar Council is seeking the profession’s comments on the organisation’s proposed budget for 2015-16 by way of an online survey.

  • Wellbeing at the Bar

    Wellbeing at the Bar

    The Bar Council's wellbeing survey is now closed and we are currently analysing the findings. We would like to thank all those members of the profession who participated in to this vital research. There was an overwhelming 2,456 responses, indicating the high levels of interest in this issue.

  • Criminal Justice and Courts Bill

    Criminal Justice and Courts Bill

    The Bar Council, the Law Society and the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) have written to MPs urging them to protect judicial review.

  • Strategic Plan 2014 - 2017

    Strategic Plan 2014 - 2017

    The Plan sets out a clear direction of travel for the Bar Council over the next three years. Click on the link below to read more.



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News and updates


26 November

(18 hours ago)

Barristers tell MP's: don't let the Government duck legal challenges to dodgy decision-making

The Bar Council has urged barristers to write to their constituency MPs in an effort to curb some of the excesses of the government’s attack on judicial review, the legal mechanism used by individuals, groups, businesses and charities to challenge illegal decision-making by public bodies.

Latest guidance

26 November

(20 hours ago)


To address the devilling of work between barristers

Member benefits

The Bar Council provides a range of services to members of the Bar including over 500* exclusive Benefits and Services available to those who pay the Bar Representation Fee (BRF).

Bar Standards Board

The General Council of the Bar is the Approved Regulator of the Bar of England and Wales. It discharges its regulatory functions through the independent Bar Standards Board.