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Sam Townend KC speech to the Warsaw Bar Association

The Chair spoke about threats to the rule of law

  • 25 May 2024
  • Speech

Crown Court backlog report highlights criminal justice system at point of structural failure

Reducing the Crown Court backlog of 67,573 to 53,000 by March 2025 can no longer be achieved, according to a new report by the watchdog.

  • 24 May 2024
  • Press release

Government must take responsibility for prison crisis and invest in criminal justice system, Bar Chair says

The Ministry of Justice is wrongly blaming the prison population crisis on the barristers’ strike.

  • 22 May 2024
  • Press release

Public pain about private prosecutions

In the wake of the Post Office scandal, barrister Philip Stott explores what should be done about private prosecutions.

  • 22 May 2024
  • Blog

Everything you wanted to know about ADR, but were afraid to ask

Ahead of the Bar Conference session we asked speakers where the opportunities for barrister lie

  • 21 May 2024
  • Blog

Kirsty Brimelow KC elected as Bar Council Vice Chair for 2025

The criminal and international human rights practitioner will join the officer team on 1 January 2025

  • 20 May 2024
  • Press release

Bar calls for greater consistency in use of remote hearings and improvements in tech

The Bar is calling for consideration to be given to greater consistency in the use of remote hearings and further investment in court technology, following a new report.

  • 20 May 2024
  • Press release

A lens on justice: The move to remote justice 2020 - 2024

This report evaluates remote hearings in England and Wales from the perspective of legal professionals. It sets out what has been working, what’s not and where improvements or changes are needed.

  • 20 May 2024
  • Report

Chair of the Bar welcomes launch of Lawyers Who Care

The new initiative supports care-experienced aspiring lawyers

  • 17 May 2024
  • Press release

Law firms and chambers working together to improve cybersecurity

The cybersecurity questionnaire has been updated in response to feedback

  • 15 May 2024
  • Press release

‘We cannot continue like this’ – response to prison emergency measures

Operation Early Dawn is one symptom of the chronic lack of investment

  • 15 May 2024
  • Press release

Top judges and barristers race 10km to raise money for the London Legal Support Trust

To mark 20 years of the London Legal Walk, Chair Sam Townend KC is leading his Bar in a race against HHJ Adam Constable KC and his Bench team around the Walk's route to raise £1m for charity.

  • 15 May 2024
  • Press release

Joint statement of the Four Bars on jury trials in Scotland

The Faculty of Advocates, Bar Council of England and Wales, Bar of Ireland and Bar of Northern Ireland (the Four Bars) have issued a joint statement on the proposed removal of juries for rape and other serious sexual offence trials in Scotland.

  • 9 May 2024
  • Press release

1 EC - Chambers of the Rt Hon Sir Tony Baldry - no deadline

1 EC is a thriving chancery and commercial set based in the Temple. We invite applications for a Probationary Tenancy.

  • 9 May 2024
  • Probationary tenancy vacancy

How do we remove the gender pay gap?

Speakers at a recent panel event share their practical solutions for tackling the gender earnings gap

  • 2 May 2024
  • Blog

Goldsmith Chambers - no deadline

Goldsmith Chambers is currently recruiting Third Six pupils with a view to tenancy for our Criminal and Immigration Practice Groups.

  • 1 May 2024
  • Probationary tenancy vacancy

The right policies can reverse the harmful trends in our prison system

A guest blog on prison reform by Tyrone Steele, Deputy Legal Director at JUSTICE.

  • 30 April 2024
  • Blog

Mind the early gender earnings gap at the Bar – new research from the Bar Council

New analysis on the earnings gap between men and women at the self-employed Bar

  • 23 April 2024
  • Press release

New practitioner earnings differentials at the self-employed Bar April 2024

Analyses patterns that might account for the earnings gap between men and women at the self-employed Bar found in every practice area in the 0-3 years' post qualification experience (PQE) group.

  • 22 April 2024
  • Report

Walnut House Chambers - no deadline

Due to increased workload, Walnut House Chambers is offering an exciting opportunity for a probationary tenancy (third six).

  • 22 April 2024
  • Probationary tenancy vacancy