Press releases

Find all the latest major announcements, breaking news, press releases and commentary from the Bar Council on issues affecting the barristers' profession, justice and the rule of law.

The purpose of the Bar Council's press releases are to represent and promote the Bar nationally as well as globally, bring its voice to the public domain and defend the rule of law. 

For more information about any press release, call the External Relations & Communications team on 020 7092 8175.


Chair of the Bar: The Law Officers must defend the rule of law, even when it is unpopular with the Government

Amanda Pinto QC, Chair of the Bar, says that even with the latest amendments to the Internal Market Bill, the rule of law and the UK's reputation remains under threat

  • 18 September 2020
  • Press release

New sentencing plans “not the answer to restoring public trust”

The Bar Council says new Government plans for tougher sentencing are not the answer to restoring public trust in the justice system

  • 15 September 2020
  • Press release

Covid-19 creating new challenges for social mobility at the Bar

Bar Council campaign grows by 10 more barristers as new Leadership Programme announced

  • 14 September 2020
  • Press release

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