The Brussels office

Our presence in Brussels enables the Bar Council to monitor key developments of European Union law, influence debate on major issues and promote the interests of the Bar to the EU institutions. This work is particularly important due to the various effects and impacts of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union. The Brussels office works closely with the Bar Council's EU Law Committee, which coordinates much of the Bar's EU-related activity, such as the responding to EU consultations and developing position papers, in tandem with other relevant Bar Council committees and Specialist Bar Associations. The Brussels Office also works with the Bar Council's Brexit Working Group, which compiles The Brexit Papers and other Brexit-related content and liaises closely with various government departments involved in Brexit work. 

Our Bar Council representative, Evanna Fruithof, Consultant Director, publishes summaries of the Bar Council's EU related work in her regular newsletter, Brussels News, providing an invaluable overview of current issues. The newsletter is available to members of the Bar of England and Wales, upon application to Press@BarCouncil.org.uk.