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

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

Rwanda emergency law - Bar Council reaction

The Bar Council expresses 'grave concern' about the Prime Minister's suggestion.

  • 15 November 2023
  • Press release

Bar Council reaction to the King’s Speech

The Bar Council has called for urgent additional funding for the justice system.

  • 7 November 2023
  • Press release

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Training and events


27 November - 1 December

Foundation mediation training

  • Training course
  • Mediation
  • In-person, Durham
5 December

Advanced equality and diversity

  • Training course
  • Equality and diversity
  • Advanced equality and diversity
  • Online
  • Online
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

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