Party Conference Briefing 2014

19 September 2014

Party Conference Briefing 2014 (PDF, 872 KB)

The Bar Council will present its case to members of the Labour and Conservative parties when the Chairman, Nicholas Lavender QC, attends their annual conferences.

Beginning with the Labour Party conference in Manchester from 21-24 September, followed by the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham on 28-30 September, the Chairman will meet with MPs and party members to discuss key issues on which the Bar Council has been lobbying parliamentarians over the past year, notably cuts in criminal legal aid, the future of the Bar, the impact of LASPO on civil justice and the value of the Bar's international work to UK plc. The Chairman will address fringe meetings organised by the Society of Labour Lawyers and the Society of Conservative Lawyers and hold meetings with party spokespersons and their advisers.  

To find out more about the Bar Council's representation at the party conferences, please contact Luke Robins-Grace.