• 13 November 2015 - Chairman of the Bar Alistair MacDonald QC said:“The Bar Council has always opposed the two-tier scheme and has consistently asked the Ministry of Justice and the Legal Aid Agency to re-consider these plans. We therefore welcome today’s decision to postpone the implementation of the scheme in the light of the legal challenges which have been brought.

  • 5 November 2015 - Alistair MacDonald QC, Chairman of the Bar, comments on the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill