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Bar Council reaction to the King’s Speech

Bar Council reaction to the King’s Speech, welcoming the new Government's commitment to tackling Crown Court backlogs

  • 17 July 2024
  • Press release

Bar Council responds to 2024 judicial diversity statistics

The Judicial Diversity Forum says there is more work to be done

  • 11 July 2024
  • Press release

Chair of the Bar welcomes appointment of Richard Hermer KC as Attorney General

The Matrix Chambers public law barrister was appointed by the Prime Minister

  • 8 July 2024
  • Press release

We will work with new Lord Chancellor to rebuild the justice system - Bar Council Chair

Shabana Mahmood MP has been appointed by the Prime Minister

  • 5 July 2024
  • Press release

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Training and events


5 - 9 August

Foundation mediation training

  • Training course
  • Mediation
  • In-person, London
12 September

Handling challenging behaviour amongst barristers in chambers

  • Seminar
  • Chambers management
  • Online
13 September

Mexico Development Visit 2024

  • Workshop
  • International
  • In-person, Mexico City
13 September

Bar Sustainability Network: Lowering Emissions and Raising Awareness

  • Workshop
  • Climate
  • Sustainability
  • Bar Council

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