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 Ireland.

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 application.

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.