2015

  • 30 July 2015 - The Bar Council has produced a brief overview to inform newly elected Members of Parliament and existing Parliamentarians about the role of the Bar and the unique way it serves the public interest. It also highlights the vital work of the Bar Council, the profession's representative body. (PDF, 3 MB)

  • 23 July 2015 - The Bar Council has published its gender research report, entitled 'Snapshot: The experience of self-employed women at the Bar', which captures some of the experiences of self-employed women in the profession and offers a valuable insight into life at the Bar for women barristers. (PDF, 1 MB)

  • 20 July 2015 - The Bar Council’s Momentum Measures report was commissioned by the Equality, Diversity and Social Mobility Committee and looks at data sets over a historical period to establish when – at the rate of change established – we might expect to secure parity between different groups. (PDF, 457 KB)

  • 11 May 2015 - In October 2014 the Bar Council conducted a survey to assess members' health and wellbeing and to identify risk factors which may impact on their performance. The results have been analysed by an independent third party Positive Group and are available in the attached report. (PDF, 1 MB)

  • 2 April 2015 - The Bar Council has published this paper, written by its Consultant Director in Brussels, Evanna Fruithof, setting out the views of the Bar Council regarding the European Commission’s plans to withdraw its October 2011 proposal for a regulation creating “The Common European Sales Law for the European Union”. (PDF, 367 KB)

  • 31 March 2015 - 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. (PDF, 920 KB)