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Bar Council reaction to the appointment of the eighth Justice Secretary since 2010

Chair of the Bar looks ahead to working with new Lord Chancellor

  • 15 September 2021
  • Press release

Bar Council warns against rising use of 'get out of jail free cards' to avoid courts

Bar Council warning following latest quarterly criminal justice statistics show drop in prosecutions and a rise in out of court disposals

  • 20 August 2021
  • Press release

Bar Council, BHRC and Law Society urge UK Government to offer asylum to legal professionals in Afghanistan

The Bar Council, the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales, and the Law Society of England and Wales have issued a joint statement on the situation for legal professionals in Afghanistan

  • 16 August 2021
  • Press release

Bar Council responds to announcement on courts and Temporary Operating Arrangements

Chair of the Bar, Derek Sweeting QC, calls for long-term investment and highlights the impact of a longer court day.

  • 28 July 2021
  • Press release

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Training and events


27 September

Litigation training

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

Opening of the Legal Year 2021: Bar leaders' discussion

  • Seminar
  • International
  • Online
5 October

Fair recruitment and selection

  • Training course
  • Equality and diversity
  • Compliance
  • Online
18 - 22 October

Foundation mediation training

  • Training course
  • Mediation
  • London

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