The Bar Council

Integrity. Excellence. Justice.

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  • 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.

  • 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 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


17 April

(1 day ago)

Policy differences worth debating

Justice Ministers Lord Faulks and Simon Hughes and Shadow Justice Minister Andy Slaughter faced a tough gig this week as they tried to win support for their party’s positions on justice in front of a room full of lawyers whilst reminding them that further cuts are inevitable.

Latest guidance

8 April

(10 days ago)

Documents disclosed to Counsel by mistake

Documents disclosed to Counsel by mistake


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.