Press releases

  • 18 September 2014 - The Bar Council has today published a report, based on interviews and a survey of legal practitioners, assessing the impact of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act (LASPO) 2012 on our system of justice a year after implementation in April 2013.

  • 12 July 2014 - The Bar Council has today presented its preliminary findings from a major survey conducted to assess the impact of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act (LASPO) 2012.

  • 1 April 2014 - The Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, has today marked the first anniversary of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act (LASPO) by launching a major research project on its impact, starting with a survey of the family and civil Bar, costs lawyers, clerks and practice managers.

  • 1 April 2013 - The Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, has today published A Guide to Representing Yourself in Court. The Guide, which has been compiled by a range of Specialist Bar Associations, including a number of QCs, sets out an insider’s view on how to find free or affordable help with a legal problem, how to start and defend a claim, how to represent yourself in court and advice on specialist sections of law.