News and press releases

  • 2 December 2016 - Fake email sent to barristers

  • 30 November 2016 - Chairman of the Bar, Chantal-Aimée Doerries QC said:“Despite claims that the Investigatory Powers Act offers new protections for legally privileged material, sadly the Act falls significantly short of what we would consider sufficient to protect this important and fundamental right which underpins the rule of law.”

  • 29 November 2016 - Students considering a career at the Bar can now become involved with the Bar Council and support the organisation’s work on access to justice, as well as benefit from a number of services offered to subscribers by the Bar Council, the representative body for barristers.

  • 25 November 2016 - Responding to the Bach Commission interim report published today, Bar Council Chairman-Elect Andrew Langdon QC, said: “The report’s recommendations and assessment of the current state of affairs make an important contribution to the debate about how to improve access to justice.

  • 25 November 2016 - In October this year, fees for appeals in the Immigration and Asylum Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal increased from £80 to £490 for a decision on papers, and from £140 to £800 for an oral hearing. The Government has today announced a reversal of that increase, with immediate effect.

  • 25 November 2016 - Barrister pupil Samuel Linehan has won £4,000 in the Bar Council’s Law Reform essay competition with his analysis of the current compensation landscape for miscarriages of justice and proposals for reform.