Constitution and structure

Membership and meetings

The Bar Council membership is made up of about 115 barristers who are elected or who represent the Inns, Circuits and other interest groups. The Bar Council meets about seven times a year. The Council elects its Chair, Vice-Chair and Treasurer.  

You can also view details of Bar Council meetings, including forthcoming dates and the minutes of past meetings, plus the Constitution and the  Standing Orders for Committees of the Bar Council and the  Standing Orders for Joint Committees

Committees and boards

Much of the Bar Council's work is co-ordinated and carried out by individual committees, made up of both members of the Bar Council and co-opted individuals.