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Chair of the Bar Council responds to new Criminal Bar Association survey results
Today the Bar Council has published the Wellbeing at the Bar Report 2024. The data shows some improvements in wellbeing at the Bar.
The Bar Council and Personal Injuries Bar Association (PIBA) have hailed changes to the fixed recoverable costs for advocacy fees in civil cases that will see a 23.5% increase in fees.
Guidance for barristers on the use of ChatGPT and other large language model (LLM) systems
The Ministry of Justice has announced family court reforms
The Bar Council has called on Parliament to review the safeguards around private prosecutions.
New Bar Council Chair Sam Townend KC calls for urgent investment in a justice system at the point of structural failure
Sam Townend KC delivered his inaugural address at Lincoln's Inn
“It is never right to associate lawyers with their clients” – the Bars of the UK respond to recent media
The Daily Telegraph and Sunday Times have published letters from the three Bars