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Samuel Townend QC elected as Bar Council Vice Chair for 2023

Samuel Townend QC has been elected Vice Chair of the Bar Council for 2023

  • 25 May 2022
  • Press release

Entries open for Bar Council’s Employed Bar Awards 2022

The Bar Council is seeking entries for the Employed Bar Awards 2022

  • 19 May 2022
  • Press release

Bar Council reaction to the Queen’s speech

Bar Council’s priorities include bill of rights, victims bill and legislation on justice, economic crimes, Brexit and trade.

  • 10 May 2022
  • Press release

Update on our current technical difficulties

Joint statement from the Bar Council and Bar Standards Board.

  • 27 April 2022
  • Press release

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Training and events


23 - 27 May

Foundation mediation training

  • Training course
  • Mediation
  • Online
7 June

Criminal Legal Aid Billing seminar 2022

  • Seminar
  • Remuneration
  • Legal Aid
  • Online
9 June

Family Legal Aid Billing seminar 2022

  • Seminar
  • Remuneration
  • Legal Aid
  • Online
13 June

Litigation training

  • Training course
  • Public access
  • Litigation
  • Online

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