Bar Council Annual Chambers Membership

All of your chambers' annual training and development in one place

To run your chambers efficiently, maintain high levels of performance and avoid risk it's vital that all barristers, directors, clerks and staff follow a consistent and excellent professional development path. But with a wide range of providers and options available, it can be difficult, expensive and time-consuming to ensure you're getting the best training across the board and that all the key development areas are covered.

The Bar Council Annual Chambers Membership package can help your chambers stay at the forefront of new developments, learn from the best trainers, ensure value for money and have compliance covered. This chambers-wide annual development package allows you to choose from a range of of practical skills training and personal and professional development for barristers and management professionals alike. Select the right package for you, and build your bespoke training schedule to give your chambers the greatest impact at a minimum cost. 

How Bar Council Annual Chambers Membership helps you:

  • Get a full range of the best available training every year, tailor-made for the profession
  • Ensure a coherent and consistent set of values and standards is embedded across your chambers
  • Save time and money by rolling your chambers' annual training requirements into one definitive package
  • Be ready for any eventuality - meet compliance requirements and minimise risk
  • Ensure everyone in your chambers meets and maintains the highest standards
  • Take advantage of substantial discounts on a wide range of chambers management services, resources and support
  • Choose your level of entry and bespoke mix of training to meet your Chambers' specific needs.

Find out more

Download the Annual Chambers Membership brochure

To discuss how annual training can be packaged and delivered in the best way for your chambers, email our Commercial Director Isabel DiVanna on IDiVanna@BarCouncil.org.uk or call 07730 063159.

What's included in the package?

Your membership includes a core of essential training alongside an optional range of other development opportunities you can choose from to meet your requirements. All modules run at various times through the year and are aimed at an audience of some or all of barristers, management committee members and professionals, heads of chambers and chambers staff. 

The core package includes training on:

  • Litigation
  • Anti-money laundering
  • Critical thinking
  • Business development
  • Negotiation skills
  • Equality and diversity
  • GDPR, risk and compliance
  • Chambers management
  • Direct access work
  • Finance, HR and health and safety for chambers management

Additionally you'll have the chance to share knowledge at Chambers management forum meetings and choose from a range of discounted services offering support in managing pupillage, finance, HR, payroll, equality and diversity, recruitment and more. 

Choose from  optional discounted services and support including:

  • Equality and diversity
  • Recruitment
  • Payroll
  • Staff policies
  • AML and customer due diligence
  • Consultancy support on finance and HR
  • Direct access framework agreements

All training is devised and delivered by the Bar Council, fully tailored for the profession and accessible through courses delivered throughout the year.

View the full range of development opportunities available

Choose from three entry levels

Depending on the size, priorities and requirements of your chambers, you can choose from three levels of entry:

Standard annual membership
50 hours of training and a 10% discount on all optional development opportunities.
Cost: £3000 (save £450 on included training and up to £1200 on optional training)

Silver annual membership
75 hours of training and a 20% discount on all optional development opportunities.
Cost: £4750 (save £425 on included training and up to £1450 on optional training)

Gold annual membership
100 hours of training and a 25% discount on all optional development opportunities.
Cost: £5950 (save £950 on included training and up to £1750 on optional training)

Find out more and get involved

To find out more about the packages, details of the individual modules, how and when training is delivered and how your chambers and all the individuals who work in them can benefit from signing up, email our Commercial Director Isabel DiVanna on IDiVanna@BarCouncil.org.uk or call 07730 063159.