Shaping the Bar of the future
As a profession, we don't want to wait another 100 years for change.
This means breaking down barriers and obstacles that prevent women, those with disabilities, Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic and LGBT+ barristers from progressing and building thriving practices.
It also means having a voice in pressing issues affecting society, including environmental concerns.
The Bar Council is working across many areas to speed up progress on modernising the Bar and has developed initiatives including:
- The Bar Council Leadership Programme
- The Bar Sustainability Network
- Mentoring and sponsorship initiatives
- Best practice guides
- Supporting the young Bar
- Tackling discrimination, bullying, harassment and inappropriate behaviours
Please visit this page for regular updates and insight into how we are raising the profile of this work.