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.


Who will be crowned the next Legal Reporting Award winner?

Bar Council opens entries for the revamped Legal Reporting Awards

  • 12 October 2020
  • Press release

Bar Council calls for commitment to zero tolerance on discrimination

New race-focused guidance launched in Black History Month

  • 2 October 2020
  • Press release

Government paying junior barristers less than national minimum wage

Bar Council provides blueprint for justice system in Spending Review paper

  • 1 October 2020
  • Press release

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

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