News and press releases

  • May 2013

    7 May 2013 - The Bar Council’s General Management Committee last week approved public affairs and communications strategies for our campaign of opposition to the wide-ranging changes proposed in the legal aid consultation paper. With MPs returning to Westminster tomorrow, I am now asking every member of the Bar to write to their MP, expressing their concern.

  • 3 May 2013 - The development of our response to the Ministry of Justice's legal aid consultation continues. Our working groups are preparing the Bar’s collective responses. We have partnered with 38 Degrees, a hugely influential campaigning group with a grassroots membership of over a million people, to raise awareness of the impact the Government’s proposals.

  • 2 May 2013 - The Bar Council has extended the deadline for submission of pupillage applications via the Pupillage Gateway to 17:00 on Thursday 9 May.

  • April 2013

    29 April 2013 - The Bar Council has extended the deadline for submission of pupillage applications via the Pupillage Gateway to 11:00am on Friday 3 May.

  • 25 April 2013 - The Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, in partnership with the Korean Bar Association, has launched a three-week exchange scheme for Korean lawyers.

  • 24 April 2013 - Updated Bar Council guidance following the Supreme Court February 2013 decision on objective justification in O’Brien v MOJ.

  • 23 April 2013 - The Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, has passed a resolution to support the right of lawyers in Zimbabwe to practise freely and fairly, and to promote the independence of the Zimbabwean Judiciary.

  • 23 April 2013 - The Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, has welcomed the finding of the House of Lords EU Committee that the Government has not made a convincing case to opt-out of about 130 EU police and criminal justice measures and that to do so would have significant negative repercussions for the UK’s internal security.