Aim 1 - Influencing policy

The Bar Council is a highly respected contributor to the public policy debate, and values its constructive working relationship with Government. The Bar is facing a particularly challenging policy agenda. It is essential that the Council continues to engage closely and effectively with Government as a credible and expert contributor to the debate, and where necessary acts as a powerful campaigning force working closely with other stakeholders.

  • We will work constructively with Government and other stakeholders in the search for greater efficiency and effectiveness in the administration of justice

  • We will continue to campaign for fair and efficient remuneration for the work undertaken by publicly-funded practitioners

  • We will explore alternative ways of funding the civil justice system whilst maintaining access to justice, particularly for the poorest and most vulnerable in society, and

  • We will support the work of the Law Commission and contribute high quality, expert responses to their and other consultation exercises.