News and 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.

  • 15 September 2014 - The Bar Council has responded to the announcement made by the Ministry of Justice on training of advocates for vulnerable witnesses.

  • 12 September 2014 - The Bar Council is inviting applications for the 2014 Legal Reporting Awards. The Awards recognise print and broadcast journalists whose work contributes to a greater public understanding of legal issues.

  • 11 September 2014 - Update for the profession: The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Bar of England and Wales will be held at 11:00 on Saturday 20 September 2014.

  • 4 September 2014 - Annual elections for the Bar Council will take place this autumn and successful candidates will join from 1 January 2015 for a three-year term.

  • 21 August 2014 - Update for the profession: the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Bar of England and Wales will be held at 11.00 on Saturday 20 September 2014 in Room 1.1 at the Bar Council (289-293 High Holborn, London).

  • 11 August 2014 - The Ministry of Justice has published three updates on its intentions relating to the payment of fee-paid judicial pensions. Claimants should make contact with the Ministry of Justice with details of their claim as soon as possible at JudicialPayClaims@justice.gsi.gov.uk.

  • 28 July 2014 - Update to the profession: The Advocacy Training Council's 'Advocacy Gateway', which hosts a wide range of resources which offer guidance and best practice for advocates, has updated its range of toolkits.