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  • Ethical Enquiries Service


    The Bar Council provides a confidential assistance line for practising members of the Bar with pressing queries about the Code of Conduct. The Bar Council has a team of staff who are trained to handle ethical enquiries. Members of the team can be reached through the Ethical Queries Helpline: 020 7611 1307. The line is open from 09:15 to 17:15. Members of the team can also be contacted via email: Ethics@BarCouncil.org.uk. Barristers may also wish to refer to the extensive guidance section on this website. Please note that urgent calls are dealt with immediately. All other barristers will receive a call back as quickly as possible. Solicitors and members of the public should contact the Bar Standards Board on 020 7611 1444.