News and press releases

  • 23 July 2015 - The Bar Council has today published Snapshot:The experience of self-employed women at the Bar, which goes alongside Momentum Measures: Creating a diverse profession.

  • 22 July 2015 - The Bar Council welcomes today’s Supreme Court judgment which means that the original cost agreements in on going cases, entered in to by lawyers and their clients under pre Jackson CFA or ATE arrangements, will be upheld. Prior to today’s judgment the recovery of costs under on-going CFAs, as determined by the pre Jackson scheme, had been in question.

  • 17 July 2015 - The Bar of England and Wales is working to secure the release of at least 15 Chinese human rights lawyers who it is believed have been detained against their will since 13 July.

  • 17 July 2015 - Chairman of the Bar, Alistair MacDonald QC has responded to today’s High Court declaration that the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act (DRIPA) 2014 is unlawful.

  • 13 July 2015 - Chairman of the Bar, Alistair MacDonald QC, urges criminal barristers to participate in important Criminal Bar Association vote

  • 13 July 2015 - The Bar Council is to bring forward the opening of the Pupillage Gateway, the online application system for pupillage, from April to January.

  • 9 July 2015 - The Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, is this week celebrating the 25th anniversary of its Training Scheme for Chinese Lawyers.

  • 6 July 2015 - High achieving Year 12 and 13 students from non-traditional backgrounds will this week take part in the Bar Council’s eighth annual Bar Placement Week in London, which is conducted in partnership with the Social Mobility Foundation.