9 Bedford Row (no deadline)

In accordance with 9 Bedford Row’s ongoing programme of controlled expansion, Chambers are looking to recruit 3rd Six pupils with experience in criminal law.

  • 14 February 2020
  • Third six vacancy

Sitting days - HMCTS correspondence with Chair of the Bar Council

HMCTS CEO assures Chair of the Bar Council that Recorders are not at risk over sitting days

  • 13 February 2020
  • Report

Judicial review: Bar Council reaction to latest comments on reform

Bar Council points to 44% drop in judicial review applications

  • 12 February 2020
  • Press release

1 Essex Court (deadline: 6 March 2020)

1 Essex Court seeks one pupil with a solid grounding in chancery and commercial law, together with a commitment to building a successful practice in this area.

  • 7 February 2020
  • Third six vacancy

Legal Tech: Gamechanger or ethical dilemma?

Bar Council policy experts Melanie Mylvaganam and Stuart McMillan discuss the ethical and regulatory implications of the introduction of AI into the legal market, as well as the potential dangers.

  • 6 February 2020
  • Blog

Young Bar blog: Supporting newcomers and preparing for our annual workshop

Katherine Duncan, Chair of the Bar Council's Young Barristers' Committee, blogs on what the YBC has in store for newcomers to the profession in 2020

  • 6 February 2020
  • Blog

Bar Council warns over knee-jerk move towards indefinite detention

Locking someone up indefinitely without due process in our country has been prohibited as long ago as The Middle Ages. 

  • 5 February 2020
  • Press release

Statement of the Bar Council on the latest attacks on the independence of the judiciary in Poland

The Bar Council expresses its grave concern at the latest legislative measure by the Polish parliament, passed on 23 January 2020, which interferes, once more, with the independence of the judiciary, a principle which is internationally recognised.

  • 3 February 2020
  • Press release

Bar Council marks Day of the Endangered Lawyer

Today (24 January) marks the 10th Day of the Endangered Lawyer, a day to acknowledge and reflect on the significant risk lawyers across the world face in upholding the rule of law.

  • 24 January 2020
  • Press release

Guest blog: Lawyers in danger

Patrick Duffy, barrister and member of the Bar Council's International Committee, blogs ahead of the Day of the Endangered Lawyer (Friday 24 January) on why the dangers lawyers face in Pakistan and elsewhere across the world has consequences for the rule of law.

  • 23 January 2020
  • Blog

Bar Council Legal Reporting Awards Winners 2019

The winners of the 2019 Bar Council Legal Reporting Awards are BBC journalist Clive Coleman and the i paper’s Rob Hastings.

  • 17 January 2020
  • Press release

Bar Council responds to new QC appointments

114 new Queen’s Counsel appointed in the 2019 competition.

  • 16 January 2020
  • Press release

Bar Council responds to televised court plans

Reality TV-style broadcasting of criminals being sentenced comes with risks that need to be guarded against, warns the Bar Council today as the Government looks to make the justice system more open with plans to film Crown Court sentencing.

  • 16 January 2020
  • Press release

The Young Barristers’ Committee vision for 2020

The Young Barristers’ Committee vision for 2020

  • 9 January 2020
  • Blog

Justice Week 2020 is coming soon

Justice Week 2020 runs from 24-28 February 2020 and will see the Bar Council, Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) and the Law Society team up to promote the importance of the rule of law to young people.

  • 3 January 2020
  • Press release