Homes for Ukraine scheme

Information for volunteers and Ukrainian lawyers

The Homes for Ukraine Scheme is designed to enable members of the Ukrainian National Bar Association who are seeking accommodation in the United Kingdom to be matched with barristers in England and Wales who have volunteered to open their homes for a minimum period of six months.


Russia sanctions

View our statement from 25 February 2022

Guidance and information on the sanctions imposed by the UK on Russia.


In the press

Rwanda Bill likely to give rise to legal challenges

The Bar Council says the Bill contains striking provisions

  • 6 December 2023
  • Press release

Bar Council response to Bar Standards Board's Annual Report on Bar Training

The Bar Council has welcomed the Bar Standards Board's Annual Report on Bar Training.

  • 6 December 2023
  • Press release

General Council of the Bar 2024/25 Practising Certificate Fees and Budget consultation

The General Council of the Bar has published the 2024/25 Practising Certificate Fee (PCF) and budget for consultation.

  • 30 November 2023
  • Press release

Bar Council welcomes fixed recoverable costs uprating in 2024

The Lord Chancellor is also considering regular inflation increases

  • 20 November 2023
  • Press release

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Training and events


7 - 8 December

Public Access for barristers

  • Training course
  • Public access
  • Public access for barristers
  • Online
11 - 15 December

Foundation mediation training

  • Training course
  • Mediation
  • In-person – London
16 January

Work distribution and monitoring

  • Training course
  • Equality and diversity
  • Compliance
  • Work distribution
  • In-person, Bar Council
18 January

Making the Most of your Pupillage Gateway Application: Q&A

  • Seminar
  • Pupillage
  • Pupillage Gateway
  • Online

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