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Chair of the Bar, Derek Sweeting QC, calls for long-term investment and highlights the impact of a longer court day.
Chair of the Bar comments on new findings around female and ethnic minority barristers.
The Chair of the Bar says governments and public bodies must be effectively held to account by the public via the courts.
The Bar Council responds to new statistics on diversity in the judiciary
The Bar Council is ramping up efforts to help barristers guard against the surge in cyber attacks
Important update from Bar leaders on how courts will operate safely from 19 July
Bar Council responds to BSB statistical report on BPTC student
Bar Council responds to latest statistics which show criminal court backlog is increasing
Bar Council urges BTAS to look again at some of its proposals for dealing with sexual harassment at the Bar
Bar Council says long-term investment, not reduced jury sizes is what the criminal justice system requires
The CLA and the Bar Council jointly call upon the Government of the People’s Republic of China to review and withdraw the sanctions imposed on legal practitioners.
The investigation and prosecution of allegations of rape has been crying out for reform, says Bar Council Chair Derek Sweeting QC.