News and press releases

  • 13 November 2014 - The Bar Council's response to the media attention on the MI5, MI6 and GCHQ policies towards information covered by Legal Professional Privilege, revealed during the Investigative Powers Tribunal relating to the Belhadj families.

  • 13 November 2014 - Solicitors and barristers will head to Brazil next year

  • 13 November 2014 - The Bar Council is seeking the profession’s comments on the organisation’s proposed budget for 2015-16 by way of an online survey.

  • 10 November 2014 - A trio of reporters writing for the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, Maeve McClenaghan, Melanie McFadyean, and Rachel Stevenson, are winners of this year’s Legal Reporting Awards written category, whilst the BBC’s Zoe Conway wins in broadcast.

  • 8 November 2014 - The Chairman of the Bar Council, Nicholas Lavender QC, has described the recent legal aid cuts as "the biggest onslaught on access to justice through legal aid" there has ever been, but says the justice system might be at a turning point.

  • 8 November 2014 - The Sydney Elland Goldsmith Bar Pro Bono Award, given to an individual barrister, group of barristers, or set of chambers in recognition of outstanding commitment to pro bono work, has been won this year by Monika Sobiecki of Pump Court Chambers.

  • 5 November 2014 - European Arrest Warrant needs improving, not dropping altogether

  • 5 November 2014 - The Bar Council has today announced the shortlist for the Legal Reporting Awards 2014. The Legal Reporting Awards, now in their 23nd year, were established by the Bar Council to recognise print and broadcast journalists whose work contributes to a greater public understanding and awareness of legal issues.