News and press releases

  • 4 April 2014 - The recently published Bar Barometer listed the number of new tenancies for 2011/12 as 194. This figure is incorrect.

  • 2 April 2014 - The Ministry of Justice has published a statement today to inform past and present fee-paid judicial office holders of steps the Department is taking following the UK Supreme Court decision in O’Brien v Ministry of Justice.

  • 1 April 2014 - The Bar Council and the Bar Standards Board have published the third edition of the ‘Bar Barometer’.

  • 1 April 2014 - Update from the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Bar on criminal legal aid.

  • 1 April 2014 - The Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, today released its Strategic Plan, which outlines the organisation’s strategic goals for the next three years.

  • 1 April 2014 - The Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, has today marked the first anniversary of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act (LASPO) by launching a major research project on its impact, starting with a survey of the family and civil Bar, costs lawyers, clerks and practice managers.

  • 31 March 2014 - We are currently experiencing some technical difficulties with our telephone software.

  • 27 March 2014 - The Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, has welcomed today’s announcement by the Ministry of Justice of revised plans for criminal advocacy including deferring implementation of any cuts in the Advocates Graduated Fee Scheme (AGFS) for at least a year. The announcement follows months of mounting concern among the legal profession and beyond about the effects of the Government’s proposed cuts to legal aid for Crown Court advocacy on access to justice and on the provision of legal representation by suitably skilled and experienced advocates.