Future of the Bar
We each have different strengths.
But we are bound together by common values.
"This profession, of which I am immensely proud to become
Chairman, is worthy, in my view, of more investment.
"Wherever, in London or on Circuit, in whatever field of law we
practise, and whether employed or self-employed, excellence and
quality are bywords for the Bar of England and Wales.
"We each have different strengths. But we are bound together by
- Our support for the Rule of Law
- Our commitment to access to justice
- Our maintenance and preservation of the highest ethical and
professional standards, and
- Our commitment to the efficient and effective delivery of legal
"Unalterable values and commitments, to which we have always
adhered, and to which I hope we always will. It is a profession
worthy of further investment."
Taken from the inaugural speech
of Chairman of the Bar, Michael Todd QC, delivered on 5