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18 December

(2 days ago)

Bar Council offices closed over the Christmas period

The Bar Council offices will be closed over the Christmas period from 12:00 on Tuesday 23 December 2014 until 09.15 on Monday 5 January 2015. The Ethical Enquiries Service will also be closed during this period. For any urgent press enquiries, please contact the press office on

Latest guidance

15 December

(5 days ago)

Guidelines on Information Security

To guide all barristers on good practice relating to information security

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.