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.


Legal leaders unite to back Justice Week

  • 27 February 2020
  • Press release

Guest blog: Solicitor General, Rt Hon Michael Ellis QC MP - Legal education can empower young people

Teaching young people about the law will create a more empowered generation

  • 26 February 2020
  • Blog

Young people call for freedom, democracy and knowledge of the law, says new poll

Justice Week 2020 survey findings

  • 24 February 2020
  • Press release

Five things we did in January 2020

See a snapshot of the Bar Council's work in our feature "Five things the Bar Council did” and read the top five picks from January

  • 20 February 2020
  • Blog

Judicial review: Bar Council reaction to latest comments on reform

Bar Council points to 44% drop in judicial review applications

  • 12 February 2020
  • Press release

Legal Tech: Gamechanger or ethical dilemma?

Bar Council policy experts Melanie Mylvaganam and Stuart McMillan discuss the ethical and regulatory implications of the introduction of AI into the legal market, as well as the potential dangers.

  • 6 February 2020
  • Blog

Young Bar blog: Supporting newcomers and preparing for our annual workshop

Katherine Duncan, Chair of the Bar Council's Young Barristers' Committee, blogs on what the YBC has in store for newcomers to the profession in 2020

  • 6 February 2020
  • Blog

Bar Council warns over knee-jerk move towards indefinite detention

Locking someone up indefinitely without due process in our country has been prohibited as long ago as The Middle Ages. 

  • 5 February 2020
  • Press release

Statement of the Bar Council on the latest attacks on the independence of the judiciary in Poland

The Bar Council expresses its grave concern at the latest legislative measure by the Polish parliament, passed on 23 January 2020, which interferes, once more, with the independence of the judiciary, a principle which is internationally recognised.

  • 3 February 2020
  • Press release

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