The Brussels office
The Brussels office is an important link between the Bar Council
and the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of the EU. It is conveniently
located within the same complex as the Austrian Bar, the Bars of
both Belgium and Luxembourg, the Czech Bar, the German Federal Bar,
and the Law Societies of England and Wales, Scotland and Northern
Our presence in Brussels enables the Bar Council to monitor legal
key developments of European Union law, influence debate on major
issues and promote the interests of the Bar to the EU institutions.
The Brussels office works closely with the Bar Council's EU Law
Committee, which coordinates much of the Bar's EU-related
activity, such as responding
to EU consultations and developing position papers, in tandem
with other relevant Bar Council committees and Specialist Bar
Associations. Close proximity to other Bars allows us to deepen
ties with these organisations and their membership, build support
for lobbying positions on the EU stage, pursue common interests in
synergy and develop cross-border projects.
Our Bar Council representative, Evanna Fruithof, Consultant
Director, publishes summaries of the Bar Council's regular
newsletter, 'Brussels News',
providing a valuable overview of current issues. The newsletter is
available to members of the Bar of England and Wales, upon
By prior appointment, members of the Bar visiting Brussels may
wish to make use of the office space for meetings. For further
information please visit the Meeting room and
conference facilities for hire page.
Visit the contact us and location page
for the address and directions.