• 7 March 2016 - The Bar Council has stepped up its efforts to tackle any residual sexual harassment in the profession, now with a guide to help chambers.

  • 3 March 2016 - Every year, throughout February and March, Bar Council members have to take part in the Authorisation to Practice process, which involves renewing your practising certificate, updating your professional information and paying your Practising Certificate Fee (PCF) and Bar Representation Fee.

  • 2 March 2016 - Despite claims that new surveillance laws will contain ‘protections for lawyers’, today’s Investigatory Powers Bill will allow authorities total access to confidential, legally privileged communications between individuals and their lawyers, even when someone is in a legal dispute with the Government or defending themselves against prosecution.

  • 2 March 2016 - Peter Carter QC, Chair of the Bar Council Surveillance and Privacy Working Group said:“The Government claims to have responded to the Joint Committee’s recommendation that protections for legal privilege should appear on the face of the Bill and meet the standards required by common law and Convention case law. In fact, they have done the opposite.