News and press releases

  • April 2016

    19 April 2016 - A declaration to commit to the rule of law, the independence of the courts and profession and support for publicly funded access to justice has been backed by the Chairman of the Bar of England & Wales Chantal-Aimée Doerries QC and other world Bar leaders in Edinburgh at the weekend.

  • 19 April 2016 - 'One stop shop' for all stages of career progression

  • 13 April 2016 - Bar Council sets up open forum with Lord Justice Briggs to discuss proposals such as Online Courts

  • 12 April 2016 - Speaking to a packed committee room last night in Westminster, Chairman of the Bar Chantal-Aimée Doerries QC, told MPs and Peers they have a “rare and important opportunity” to protect one of our most fundamental constitutional rights; the right to consult a lawyer in confidence.

  • 8 April 2016 - Surveillance campaigners are challenging MPs to boost safety and confidentiality measures in the controversial Investigatory Powers Bill, before it is rushed in to law. On Monday evening the Speak in Safety campaign hosts an event in Parliament, chaired by Joanna Cherry QC MP, to persuade MPs and Lords that more caution is needed. Crucial clauses in the Bill are up for debate in Committee the next day. According to the Speak in Safety campaign, the Bill does not protect the safety and confidentiality of sources and whistleblowers, or of individuals seeking legal representation.

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

  • 1 April 2016 - The Investigatory Powers Bill jeopardises the client's right to speak with their lawyer in confidence and threatens the anonymity of journalists' sources and whistleblowers. If you want to help, please send the email below to your MP explaining that you would like them to attend the Speak in Safety event on Monday 11 April, Committee Room 11, 17.00 - 18.30.

  • March 2016

    24 March 2016 - The Legal Director has become the first law firm regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) to sign up to the Bar Council’s escrow account BARCO.