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.


New survey from Bar Council finds barristers at “breaking point”

Findings show some signs of recovery in workload, but highlight the extreme financial and psychological hardship still facing many barristers.

  • 22 January 2021
  • Press release

Letter to Chair of the Criminal Legal Aid Review

  • 20 January 2021
  • Press release

Bar Council: Closing courts should be a last resort

Chair of the Bar says government can and must do all it can to allow the work of the courts to continue

  • 15 January 2021
  • Press release

Running on Empty: New report finds serious problems with legal help for the public

A newly published report “Running on Empty” from the Bar Council reveals the severity of problems in the civil legal aid system.

  • 15 January 2021
  • Press release

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