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Bar Council highlights barristers championing social mobility

11 new #IAmTheBar Social Mobility Advocates announced for 2021/22

  • 4 October 2021
  • Press release

Bar Council urges action as Crown Court backlog increases again to over 60,000 cases

The Bar Council responds to criminal court statistics for Q2 2021

  • 1 October 2021
  • Press release

Bar Council survey shows rising reports of harassment and discrimination in barristers’ profession

Efforts to tackle bullying, harassment and discrimination in the barristers’ profession will continue to be a priority for the Bar Council following the results of a new survey of barristers’ working lives which shows a rise in reports of inappropriate behaviour since 2017

  • 29 September 2021
  • Press release

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

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Training and events


18 - 22 October

Foundation mediation training

  • Training course
  • Mediation
  • London
20 October

Tackling harassment, bullying and inappropriate behaviours

  • Training course
  • Compliance
  • Equality and diversity
  • Online
21 October

Public Access for clerks

  • Training course
  • Public access
  • In person, Bar Council, Holborn
28 - 29 October

Public Access for barristers

  • Training course
  • Public access
  • Online

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