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General Council of the Bar 2022/23 Practising Certificate Fees and Budget consultation

The Bar is encouraged to share its views on the GCB's budget plans for 2022/23

  • 30 November 2021
  • Press release

Octagon Legal (no deadline)

We are a well established and busy regional set specialising predominantly in family and criminal law in East Anglia. The Family Team practises in all areas including public law (acting for local authorities, parents, extended family members and Guardians), private law Children Act cases, divorce, and ancillary relief.

  • 25 November 2021
  • Third six vacancy

Albion Chambers (no deadline)

Albion Chambers is Consistently recognised in Chambers and Partners and Legal 500, our crime and family teams are amongst the largest and strongest on the Western Circuit, and enjoy ever-increasing workloads, so are seeking to expand.

  • 23 November 2021
  • Third six vacancy

Whitestone Chambers (deadline 17 December 2021)

Whitestone Chambers has a vacancy for a third six pupil. The deadline for applications is 17 December however, we will be interviewing before that date based on applications received.

  • 19 November 2021
  • Third six vacancy

No18 Chambers (no deadline)

Due to unprecedented levels of family work, No.18 Chambers invites applications for family third six pupils. .No18 Chambers is a specialist Family, Employment & civil set operating from premises in Southampton, but covering the south coast. This would be with a realistic prospect of a tenancy practicing on the Western Circuit. Applicants must have successfully completed, or be about to complete, their pupillage but who have yet to secure a tenancy.

  • 18 November 2021
  • Third six vacancy

Wellbeing at the Bar Working Group Response Wellbeing Research 2021

Wellbeing at the Bar working group response to 2021 wellbeing survey findings

  • 15 November 2021
  • Report

Working Lives 2021 wellbeing analysis

A report on the condition of barristers' wellbeing in 2021

  • 15 November 2021
  • Report

Race at the Bar Report 2021

The Bar Council’s Race Working Group's 2021 report addressing inequality at the Bar and proposing a series of recommendations for action.

  • 8 November 2021
  • Report

Landmark investigation and report on race and the Bar launched

The Bar Council’s Race Working Group has launched a new report addressing inequality at the Bar and proposing a series of recommendations for action.

  • 5 November 2021
  • Press release

Suspicious email alert

  • 5 November 2021
  • Press release

Guest blog: “Perhaps now it is time for more direct action” at the criminal Bar

Zoë Chapman, barrister at Red Lion Chambers and Bar Council Social Mobility Advocate (2019), blogs on why many are leaving the criminal Bar and how the extra funding for the justice system in last week’s Budget might not be enough

  • 4 November 2021
  • Blog

Bar Council says Budget is "a step in the right direction" on justice funding

Chair of the Bar responds to the Autumn Budget

  • 27 October 2021
  • Press release

Bar Council responds to "alarming" NAO criminal justice findings

Derek Sweeting QC, Chair of the Bar Council, responds to the National Audit Office’s (NAO) report, Reducing the Backlog in the Criminal Courts

  • 22 October 2021
  • Press release

Bar Council supports new legal aid reform recommendations

The Bar Council has welcomed a series of recommendations in an independent, cross-party review by The Westminster Commission on reforming legal aid

  • 21 October 2021
  • Press release

3TG (deadline 3 December 2021)

3TG is a leading Criminal set ranked in both the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners. We are recruiting 2 ‘probationary tenants’ to join our exceptionally busy criminal practice. In addition to Criminal work probationary tenants may also have opportunity to practice in Extradition and Regulatory work. Probationary tenants should expect to be in Court every day from Monday to Friday and attend Saturday Court on a rota basis.

  • 19 October 2021
  • Third six vacancy

Thomas More Chambers (deadline 31 January 2022)

Thomas More Chambers invites applications for tenancy from pupils who have completed or about to complete their 12-month pupillage. Successful applicants will be able to develop a busy mixed common law practice (including work in the civil, family and criminal fields). Applicants who wish to specialise in criminal work are especially welcome.

  • 11 October 2021
  • Third six vacancy

Bar Council Spending Review submission 2021

Recommendations for the Chancellor's 2021 Spending Review

  • 4 October 2021
  • Guidance

Bar Council highlights barristers championing social mobility

11 new #IAmTheBar Social Mobility Advocates announced for 2021/22

  • 4 October 2021
  • Press release

Bar Council urges action as Crown Court backlog increases again to over 60,000 cases

The Bar Council responds to criminal court statistics for Q2 2021

  • 1 October 2021
  • Press release