The Bar Council

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Spotlight on

  • Kazakhstan Business Development Mission

    Kazakhstan Business Development Mission

    The Bar Council is inviting members of the Bar to take part in an international mission to Kazakhstan from 26 to 30 April 2015 to promote the legal services of the Bar.

  • Family Career Breaks Seminar

    Family Career Breaks Seminar

    The Bar Council is holding a new refreshed career breaks seminar on 20 March 2015. A central element of this event is shared learning with tips from parents at the Bar and Clerks with expertise in good practice.

  • Strategic Plan 2014 - 2017

    Strategic Plan 2014 - 2017

    The Plan sets out a clear direction of travel for the Bar Council over the next three years. Click on the link below to read more.



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News and updates


4 March

(10 hours ago)

Barristers play major role in ensuring the UK is international epicentre for legal services

A new report from TheCityUK shows a significant increase in the legal sector’s contribution to the UK economy in 2013, rising 9.4% year-on-year in 2013 to £22.6bn, or 1.6% of GDP, as well as leading the way as the most international market for legal services.

Latest guidance

18 February

(14 days ago)

Email Guidelines for the Bar

Email Guidelines for the Bar

Member benefits

The Bar Council provides a range of services to members of the Bar including over 500* exclusive Benefits and Services available to those who pay the Bar Representation Fee (BRF).

Bar Standards Board

The General Council of the Bar is the Approved Regulator of the Bar of England and Wales. It discharges its regulatory functions through the independent Bar Standards Board.