The Bar Council

Integrity. Excellence. Justice.

Spotlight on

  • A Manifesto for Justice

    A Manifesto for Justice

    The Bar Council along with the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, the Law Centres Network, the Legal Action Group and AdviceUK have published A Manifesto for Justice.

  • Marketing and Business Development Training

    Marketing and Business Development Training

    The Bar Council is offering Chambers bespoke in-house marketing and business development training courses taking place in your Chambers outside of court hours for barristers, clerks and chambers administration.

  • Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards

    Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards

    The Bar Council is proud to be sponsoring the Legal Aid Barrister category of the awards.

  • Annual Bar Conference 2015

    Annual Bar Conference 2015

    Save the date: 17 October 2015 is the 30th Annual Bar Conference and Young Bar Conference

  • BARCO

    BARCO

    BARCO is a unique solution that makes it easier than ever before to work with the Bar. BARCO delivers a simple and secure system, operated through one of the world's leading financial institutions, for handling client payments.

News and updates

News

28 May

(20 hours ago)

Bar Council expands support for mature students and career changers

The Bar Council is expanding its support for mature students and those wishing to change careers with the launch of a new careers information session.

Latest guidance

27 May

(1 day ago)

Provision of documents to journalists, law reporters and other non-parties

To assist barristers in deciding how to respond to requests for case documents from third parties

Events

Annual Bar Conference and Young Bar Conference 2015

17 October, 00:00 - 00:00

Westminster Park Plaza, London

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.