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General Council of the Bar 2022/23 Practising Certificate Fees and Budget consultation

The Bar is encouraged to share its views on the GCB's budget plans for 2022/23

  • 30 November 2021
  • Press release

Landmark investigation and report on race and the Bar launched

The Bar Council’s Race Working Group has launched a new report addressing inequality at the Bar and proposing a series of recommendations for action.

  • 5 November 2021
  • Press release

Suspicious email alert

  • 5 November 2021
  • Press release

Bar Council says Budget is "a step in the right direction" on justice funding

Chair of the Bar responds to the Autumn Budget

  • 27 October 2021
  • Press release

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Training and events


6 December

Litigation training

  • Training course
  • Public access
  • Litigation
  • Online
7 December

Fair recruitment and selection

  • Training course
  • Equality and diversity
  • Compliance
  • Online
13 - 17 December

Foundation mediation training

  • Training course
  • Mediation
  • London
15 - 16 December

Public Access for barristers

  • Training course
  • Public access
  • Online

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