The Bar Council

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  • The Annual Bar and Young Bar Conference 2017

    The Annual Bar and Young Bar Conference 2017

    One Bar: Threats, opportunities & strengths in an age of change. Saturday 4 November. Click on the title for full information.

  • Help support the Bar Council's work

    Help support the Bar Council's work

    For less than £8.34 a month, you can support the Bar Council's vital work in representing the Bar's interests and promoting fair access to justice through the Bar Representation Fee (BRF)

  • Direct Access Portal - Find a barrister

    Direct Access Portal - Find a barrister

    The Direct Access Portal, which acts as an online register, is the main hub for consumers, businesses and other organisations seeking to find a direct access barrister. The aim of the new website is to help drive more business to barristers.

  • The Bar Talks

    The Bar Talks

    E-newsletter. Subscribe to hear the latest news from the Bar, including current issues affecting the Bar and the wider legal sector, public affairs, guidance & policies, blogs, and legal events. Email BarTalk@BarCouncil.org.uk

  • The Case for Justice - The Bar Council at party conference

    The Case for Justice - The Bar Council at party conference

    Starting in Brighton this week, the Chair of the Bar Andrew Langdon QC and Chair-Elect Andrew Walker QC are attending the Labour and Conservative Party conferences.

News and updates

News

23 October

(3 hours ago)

Bar Council Election Results

Results for the 2018 Bar Council Election

Latest guidance

18 October

(5 days ago)

Disclosure of Unhelpful Material in Family Proceedings (Finance)

To guide family barristers whose case includes material that is unhelpful to their client

Events

Annual Bar Conference and Young Bar Conference 2017

4 November, 08:00 - 19:00

Westminster Park Plaza 200 Westminster Bridge Road London SE1 7UT

Member benefits

The Bar Council provides a range of services to members of the Bar. These include:

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.