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In the press

Bar Council: “Racism should not be tolerated at the Bar"

Chair of the Bar warns that offensive comments can harm the Bar's reputation

  • 8 June 2021
  • Press release

Bar Council responds to Queen's Speech

Barristers say plans to 'restore balance of power' are lacking evidence.

  • 12 May 2021
  • Press release

Four Bars statement on the administration of justice post-pandemic

The Bars of the UK and Ireland issue a joint statement on remote vs. in-person delivery of justice post-pandemic.

  • 5 May 2021
  • Press release

Bar Council backs Charter for Black Talent

Initiative aims to increase the number of talented Black professionals in senior positions in the financial and professional services sectors in the UK 

  • 30 April 2021
  • Press release

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Training and events


18 - 19 June

Public Access for barristers

  • Training course
  • Public access
  • Online
24 June

Introduction to equality and diversity

  • Training course
  • Equality and diversity
  • Online
28 June - 2 July

Foundation mediation training

  • Training course
  • Mediation
  • London
29 June

Barristers, Chambers & GDPR - A 2021 Update

  • Training course
  • GDPR
  • Online

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