News and press releases

  • 18 July 2016 - The Bar Council, the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) and the Law Society of England and Wales have joined forces to set up a Joint Working Group to examine the viability of a Contingent Legal Aid Fund (CLAF) and make recommendations by the end of the year.

  • 18 July 2016 - Statement in response to reports of thousands of judges being arrested in Turkey

  • 12 July 2016 - The Chairman of the Bar, Chantal-Aimee Doerries QC, has invited Hugh Mercer QC to chair a Bar Council working group to consider the ramifications for profession of Brexit.

  • 11 July 2016 - A cross party group of Peers is today calling on the Government to amend its surveillance bill in order to protect the client’s legal right to communicate with a lawyer in confidence.

  • 11 July 2016 - The Bar's representative body, the Bar Council, has responded to today's 'Women at the Bar' report published by the profession's regulator, the Bar Standards Board (BSB).

  • 8 July 2016 - Responding to today’s report on the market for legal services from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), the Bar Council agrees that wholesale reform of the regulatory framework may increase the cost of regulation and jeopardize valuable expertise.

  • 6 July 2016 - What is it the Bar Council does? Here's a glimpse of just some of the work we have done in June 2016.