The Bar Council

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Spotlight on

  • China Training Scheme 25th Anniversary

    China Training Scheme 25th Anniversary

    Tickets are available to attend a number of events being held to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Bar Council's China Training Scheme.

  • Bar Representation Fee

    Bar Representation Fee

    The Bar Representation Fee (BRF) funds the Bar Council's vital work in representing the Bar's interests and promoting and supporting fair access to and the administration of justice. All of the funds raised from the BRF are used exclusively for this work.

  • Annual Bar Conference 2015

    Annual Bar Conference 2015

    Annual Bar and Young Bar Conference 2015: Booking now open. Book now to receive early booking discounts. Click here to view the programme and book your place.

  • Marketing and Business Development Training

    Marketing and Business Development Training

    The Bar Council is offering Chambers bespoke in-house marketing and business development training courses taking place in your Chambers outside of court hours for barristers, clerks and chambers administration.



    BARCO is a unique solution that makes it easier than ever before to work with the Bar. BARCO delivers a simple and secure system, operated through one of the world's leading financial institutions, for handling client payments.

News and updates

Latest guidance

2 July

(18 hours ago)

Fair Recruitment Guide

The Fair Recruitment Guide is designed to help barristers and Chambers comply with the BSB's equality and diversity rule (rC110) on recruitment and selection.


25 June

(8 days ago)

Access to Justice: Quarterly Statistics Jan - March 2015

Legal Aid Statistics in England and Wales January to March 2015


Annual Bar Conference and Young Bar Conference 2015

17 October, 00:00 - 00:00

Westminster Park Plaza, London

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.