2016

  • 18 March 2016 - The Bar Council has warned that the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Budget announcement that the Insurance Premium Tax will go up yet again is another barrier for hardworking individuals and families seeking justice.

  • 10 March 2016 - Plans to create ‘lawyerless’ courts will not improve access to justice, the Bar Council has warned in response to plans for civil claims of up to £25,000 to go through an online court. Lord Justice Briggs’s proposals would mark a “fundamental” shift in our judicial processes, according to the Bar Council, but the professional body claims that failures in our justice system and court structures are in fact down to lack of investment and resources.