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Chair of the Bar warns that offensive comments can harm the Bar's reputation
Barristers say plans to 'restore balance of power' are lacking evidence.
The Bars of the UK and Ireland issue a joint statement on remote vs. in-person delivery of justice post-pandemic.
Initiative aims to increase the number of talented Black professionals in senior positions in the financial and professional services sectors in the UK
Bar Council urges the Bar to respond to BTAS consultation on sanctions guidance
The Bar Council calls it 'disappointing' that the Government has ignored our call to make non means tested legal aid available in all domestic abuse cases.
The four professional bodies of barristers and advocates of the United Kingdom and Ireland are united in their condemnation of the sanctions announced by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) government against barrister members of the legal profession and their “immediate families”.
Barristers in England and Wales will be invited to play their part in shaping the way their representative body, the Bar Council, supports the profession’s needs by completing a survey about their working lives
The Bar Council responds to new report on Covid-19 and the courts
Chair of the Bar Derek Sweeting QC comments on news of sanctions .
The Bar Council writes to BSB and BTAS over ongoing issues with investigations and sanctions in harassment cases