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‘Census' for barristers due to launch to help shape profession's priorities

Barristers in England and Wales will be invited to play their part in shaping the way their representative body, the Bar Council, supports the profession’s needs by completing a survey about their working lives

  • 8 April 2021
  • Press release

Bar Council says new Lords report shows "neglected and diminished" justice system

The Bar Council responds to new report on Covid-19 and the courts

  • 30 March 2021
  • Press release

Bar Council response to sanctions by Chinese government

Chair of the Bar Derek Sweeting QC comments on news of sanctions .

  • 26 March 2021
  • Press release

Bar Council steps in over inconsistent harassment sanctions regime

The Bar Council writes to BSB and BTAS over ongoing issues with investigations and sanctions in harassment cases

  • 26 March 2021
  • Press release

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Training and events


23 - 24 April

Public Access for barristers

  • Training course
  • Public access
  • Online
26 - 30 April

Foundation mediation training

  • Training course
  • Mediation
  • London
27 April

Tackling harassment, bullying and inappropriate behaviours

  • Training course
  • Compliance
  • Equality and diversity
  • Online
29 April

Introduction to equality and diversity

  • Training course
  • Equality and diversity
  • Online

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