• 14 May 2015 - In 2013, the Bar Council provided, for the first time, an opportunity for all barristers to pay a £30 additional and voluntary donation at the same time as they were paying their practising certificate fee to the Bar Council. The payment was to help the Bar Pro Bono Unit to maintain and expand the work it is doing to assist those who, without its help, would be left without any form of advice or representation.