News and press releases

  • 21 November 2014 - The Bar Council, the Law Society and the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) have prepared a briefing note urging members of parliament to protect judicial review, the legal process which enables individuals to challenge unlawful Government decision-making.

  • 17 November 2014 - Bar Council calls for urgent reform to scrap means-testing in care order cases

  • 14 November 2014 - The Bar Council responds to plans by the the Bar Standards Board (BSB) to overhaul the current accreditation system for continuing professional development (CPD) in the New Year.

  • 13 November 2014 - The Bar Council's response to the media attention on the MI5, MI6 and GCHQ policies towards information covered by Legal Professional Privilege, revealed during the Investigative Powers Tribunal relating to the Belhadj families.

  • 13 November 2014 - Solicitors and barristers will head to Brazil next year

  • 13 November 2014 - The Bar Council is seeking the profession’s comments on the organisation’s proposed budget for 2015-16 by way of an online survey.

  • 10 November 2014 - A trio of reporters writing for the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, Maeve McClenaghan, Melanie McFadyean, and Rachel Stevenson, are winners of this year’s Legal Reporting Awards written category, whilst the BBC’s Zoe Conway wins in broadcast.

  • 8 November 2014 - The Chairman of the Bar Council, Nicholas Lavender QC, has described the recent legal aid cuts as "the biggest onslaught on access to justice through legal aid" there has ever been, but says the justice system might be at a turning point.