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Moving the Pupillage Gateway timetable

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Russia sanctions

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Guidance and information on the sanctions imposed by the UK on Russia.


In the press

Bar Council welcomes Kathryn Stone's appointment as Chair of the Bar Standards Board

Mark Fenhalls QC offers congratulations and warm welcome

  • 4 August 2022
  • Press release

Joint message from the Chairs of the Bar and the CBA: Criminal Legal Aid

The Bar Council and Criminal Bar Association have issued a joint statement on the current situation regarding reform of criminal legal aid fees

  • 2 August 2022
  • Press release

LSB competence statement ‘a solution in search of a problem’, says Bar Council

The Bar Council is concerned that the statement is an example of the Legal Services Board overstepping its remit.

  • 29 July 2022
  • Press release

Broadcasting Crown Court sentencing will shine a light on the system, says Bar Council

The Bar Council has welcomed the announcement that cameras will be allowed in the Crown Court for sentencing.

  • 27 July 2022
  • Press release

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Training and events


7 September

Tackling harassment, bullying and inappropriate behaviours

  • Training course
  • Compliance
  • Equality and diversity
  • In-person | Bar Council, London
8 - 9 September

Public Access for barristers

  • Training course
  • Public access
  • Online
10 September

Litigation training

  • Training course
  • Public access
  • Litigation
  • Online
12 September

Introduction to equality and diversity

  • Training course
  • Equality and diversity
  • In-person, Bar Council, 289-293 High Holborn, London WC1V 7HZ

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