News and press releases

  • 28 April 2016 - 500% planned fee increase for families seeking to challenge Home Office immigration decisions

  • 20 April 2016 - Find out what the Chairman of the Bar has been doing in her first 100 days in office.

  • 19 April 2016 - 'One stop shop' for all stages of career progression

  • 19 April 2016 - A declaration to commit to the rule of law, the independence of the courts and profession and support for publicly funded access to justice has been backed by the Chairman of the Bar of England & Wales Chantal-Aimée Doerries QC and other world Bar leaders in Edinburgh at the weekend.

  • 13 April 2016 - Bar Council sets up open forum with Lord Justice Briggs to discuss proposals such as Online Courts

  • 12 April 2016 - Speaking to a packed committee room last night in Westminster, Chairman of the Bar Chantal-Aimée Doerries QC, told MPs and Peers they have a “rare and important opportunity” to protect one of our most fundamental constitutional rights; the right to consult a lawyer in confidence.

  • 8 April 2016 - Surveillance campaigners are challenging MPs to boost safety and confidentiality measures in the controversial Investigatory Powers Bill, before it is rushed in to law. On Monday evening the Speak in Safety campaign hosts an event in Parliament, chaired by Joanna Cherry QC MP, to persuade MPs and Lords that more caution is needed. Crucial clauses in the Bill are up for debate in Committee the next day. According to the Speak in Safety campaign, the Bill does not protect the safety and confidentiality of sources and whistleblowers, or of individuals seeking legal representation.

  • 6 April 2016 - What is it the Bar Council does? Here's a glimpse of just some of the work we have done in March 2016