Bar membership card
A Bar Council membership card will be dispatched to those who pay
the Bar Representation Fee (BRF). It is your passport to claim the
benefit of affinity products and services
available at discounted prices.
By taking advantage of all the products and services available
through Member Services, you would be likely to save far more than
the BRF in a full year.
Important information about your Bar membership card
Your Bar membership card will be issued annually on payment of
your BRF and will normally be valid until the expiry date shown on
You may be asked to present this card to take advantage of some
products, services and
The card remains the property of the Bar Council at all times
and is returnable on demand.
The card is not evidence of practising rights and must not be
held out as such. Misuse of the card in this, or any other way,
will leave you open to disciplinary action by the Bar
Your questions answered
happens if my Bar membership card is lost or damaged?
A. For a replacement
card, contact the Records
department on the number below and we can provide you
with a new card for an administration fee of £10.
Q. Does this
replace my practising certificate?
A. No, this card is
not evidence of practising rights. You should not use the card to
'hold yourself out' as a barrister. Misuse of the card in this, or
any other way, will leave you open to disciplinary action by the
Bar Standards Board.
Q. What happens
if my contact details change?
If your contact details change or you move chambers, please
contact the Records
department on 020 7242 0934 or email Records@BarCouncil.org.uk.
Q. How do I find
out more about the card's benefits?
A. You can visit the
website or telephone Services
on 020 7611 1321. We may contact you, unless you instruct us
otherwise, as and when new benefits become available.
Q. Who can use
A. The card is not
transferrable and can only be used by the individual named on the
front of the card.
If you have any further questions, please contact our Services
department on 020 7611 1321 or email MemberServices@BarCouncil.org.uk.
They are open 09:00-17:00 Monday to Friday. Please quote
your membership number which is on your Bar membership card.