News and press releases

  • 11 May 2015 - The Chief Justice of Hong Kong, the Honourable Geoffrey Ma, will tonight provide a unique insight into the strength and fragility of the Rule of Law in Hong Kong when he delivers the Bar Council’s Annual International Rule of Law Lecture.

  • 6 May 2015 - Solicitors, barristers, legal executives and thousands of other professionals working in London’s legal sector are set to march on London on 18 May to raise vital funds for the London Legal Support Trust (LLST), an independent charity that raises funds for free legal services in London and the South East.

  • 15 April 2015 - "Neither main party will protect the Ministry of Justice budget, but judging from today's manifesto pledges from the Liberal Democrats, it looks like politicians are finally addressing the legal profession's concerns about access to justice,"Alistair MacDonald QC, Chairman of the Bar, said today.

  • 14 April 2015 - The Bar Council has published its response to the Conservative Party Manifesto ahead of the General Election in May 2015.

  • 14 April 2015 - The Bar Council has published its response to the Labour Party Manifesto ahead of the General Election in May 2015.

  • 14 April 2015 - A year on from the abduction of nearly 300 Chibok schoolgirls, a group of leading barristers, including human rights experts and Chairman of the Bar Alistair MacDonald QC, has called for action to end the impunity afforded to Boko Haram and their act of genocide.

  • 1 April 2015 - Wishful thinking, April fool.

  • 31 March 2015 - Criminal Justice, Advocacy and the Bar A new report by His Honour Geoffrey Rivlin QC, chair of the Criminal Justice Reform Group, commissioned by the Bar Council, sets out key recommendations for sustaining the criminal justice system in England & Wales.