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Harriet Harman KC to lead independent review of bullying and harassment at the Bar

The Bar Council commissioned the review following a report into the extent of bullying and harassment

  • 12 June 2024
  • Press release

“Public confidence in justice is shot” – Bar Chair sets out prescription for remedy in speech to Bar Conference

Sam Townend KC delivered the opening speech of Bar Conference 2024 in London

  • 8 June 2024
  • Press release

Justice delayed and denied – Bar Council calls for urgent action in election manifesto

The 'Manifesto for justice 2024' calls for justice to be seen as a vital public service

  • 4 June 2024
  • Press release

Bar Council calls for review of whole criminal justice system through Royal Commission

A wholesale policy refresh and investment in the whole justice system is needed now, the Bar Council says in its submission to the Public Accounts Committee's inquiry.

  • 30 May 2024
  • Press release

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20 - 21 June

Public Access for barristers

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27 June

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