10 of the things the Bar Council did in June 2016

6 July 2016

What is it the Bar Council does? Here's a glimpse of just some of the work we have done in June 2016.     

1. Brexit: Before the referendum, the Bar Council published a three-part report on the potential effects of a Brexit vote and hosted a debate on the issue, which can be viewed  here. 

2. The Bar Council submitted 11 responses to consultations on issues affecting the Bar and justice, including McKenzie Friends, Lammy Review of BAME Representation in the Criminal Justice System (joint response with the Criminal Bar Association), the Ministry of Justice's consultation on increasing First-tier Tribunal Immigration and Asylum Chamber Fees to name a few. Read all our June consultation responses here. 

3. Chairman of the Bar, Chantal-Aimée Doerries QC, reiterated the Bar's commitment to its international colleagues following the Brexit vote. She met with Bar leaders from Ireland, Malaysia and Australia and wrote to the Bar Council's European counterparts. 

4. The Young Barristers' Committee hosted its workshop The Specialist Advocate, with guest speakers Lady Justice Black and Sir John Goldring. 

5. The Chairman of the Bar and a number of Bar Council staff and barristers took part in the Pride Parade in London. 

6. Chairman of the Bar Council's Young Barristers' Committee, Louisa Nye, attended the AGM of European Young Bar Association (EYBA) in Dusseldorf. 

7. Chantal-Aimée Doerries QC, Chairman of the Bar, gave evidence to the Justice Select Committee on legal regulation. Watch it  here. 

8. The Bar Council announced the date of this year's Pupillage Fair (22 October) and  opened registration. 

9. English-Cypriot Law Day was hosted by the Bar Council in Cyprus with some 130 Cypriot lawyers taking part. 

10. Campaigning by the Bar Council to protect legal professional privilege in the Investigatory Powers Bill continued in Parliament, Whitehall and the  media.