News and press releases

  • 28 August 2015 - The Bar Council's offices are now closed and will open on Wednesday 2 September 2015

  • 26 August 2015 - The first ever Bar Council Pupillage Fair will take place on 21 November 2015 and will be a hub of information for students considering a career at the Bar and a chance to meet chambers as well as course providers.

  • 21 August 2015 - Update for the profession: The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Bar of England and Wales will be held at 11:00 on Saturday 19 September 2015 in room 1.1 of the Bar Council (289-293 High Holborn, London WC1V 7HZ). It will be preceded by a meeting of the Bar Council.

  • 19 August 2015 - There are many ways to get involved with the Bar Council and have a greater say on issues affecting the Bar and the wider legal sector, as well as play a part in raising the profession’s profile and helping the next generation of barristers develop their careers. Below are the many ways barristers can get involved with the work of the Bar Council, the national representative body for barristers in England & Wales.

  • 18 August 2015 - In response to changes in legislation, from 2016 legally qualified Chairs will replace Police Chairs on Police Misconduct Panels. These Panels preside over serious misconduct cases in what is an important aspect of the disciplinary rules that govern the police.

  • 12 August 2015 - The Bar Council is to delve deeper into the impact of moving the Pupillage Gateway annual opening from April to January.