The Bar Council Public Affairs team engages with parliamentarians of all parties, Government, and the Opposition on a wide range of issues affecting the Bar and wider justice system. We do this through a range of parliamentary activity, including working on relevant legislation, written and oral evidence to committees, meetings, and events.

In the current parliamentary session, we have worked on these bills:

  • Bill of Rights
  • Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill
  • National Security Bill
  • Online Safety Bill
  • Public Order Bill
  • Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill
  • Victims and Prisoners Bill
  • Illegal Migration Bill


Parliamentary briefings

Read parliamentary briefings:


Consultation responses

We provide evidence-based responses to Government and other consultations. Read our latest consultation responses


Our Brussels office

We have an active office in Brussels, which seeks to influence EU law and policy developments that may impact on law and legal practice in England and Wales. Find out more about our Brussels office.

For further information and public affairs enquiries, email our Public Affairs Officer, Nikita Feifel.