• 23 June 2017 - A deal on rights for UK and EU citizens post-Brexit, indicated by the Prime Minister today, only solves part of the problem, the Bar Council Brexit Working Group has said today as it publishes The Brexit Papers: Third Edition, a plain-English analysis of the big legal issues around Brexit.

  • 23 June 2017 - Brexit negotiators, who began formal talks with their EU counterparts this week, should tackle the trickiest issues first, senior barristers have said as the Bar Council announced the publication of The Brexit Papers: Third Edition.

  • 21 June 2017 - Using a smartphone to plead guilty to a criminal offence may seem convenient, but the Bar Council has warned that Government plans to roll out online pleas, outlined in today’s Queen’s Speech, risk down-playing potentially serious consequences for defendants.

  • 20 June 2017 - Chair of the Bar's remarks at swearing-in ceremony

  • 12 June 2017 - New research undertaken by the Universities of Cardiff and Bristol shows that the bulk of work undertaken by paid McKenzie Friends is delivered outside court, with very few seeking actively to represent their litigant in person clients in the court room.

  • 12 June 2017 - Following news that Rt Hon David Lidington MP has been appointed as Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor, the Chair of the Bar Andrew Langdon QC has welcomed him to his role.