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Joint statement from the YBC and Young CBA on support for young barristers

The Officers of the Bar Council Young Barristers’ Committee and the Young CBA have issued a joint statement to young criminal barristers.

  • 29 June 2022
  • Press release

New data reveals decline in access to justice

The Bar Council is calling for more funding for the justice system as it launches new data on access to justice in England and Wales.

  • 20 June 2022
  • Press release

Bar Council comments on criminal Bar vote for 'days of action'

The Criminal Bar Association has announced that members of the criminal Bar have voted for ‘days of action’ due to start on Monday 27 June 2022

  • 20 June 2022
  • Press release

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Training and events


30 June

Introduction to the Bar

  • Seminar
  • Careers
  • Online
4 - 8 July

Foundation mediation training

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  • Mediation
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7 July

Introduction to equality and diversity

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  • Equality and diversity
  • Online
12 July

Public Access for clerks

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  • Public access
  • In-person | Bar Council, London

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