2016 has been a challenging year for the legal sector, with increasing court fees threatening the access to justice, and the Brexit vote introducing uncertainty. However, the Bar Council continued to campaign assiduously on behalf of the Bar, and to support the profession in delivering specialist advice and advocacy.

From establishing a Brexit Working Group, which lobbies on behalf of the profession for the free movement of lawyers, to campaigning for the independence of judiciary, or launching Wellbeing at the Bar, a website dedicated to supporting the profession on wellbeing and mental issues, the Bar Council was able to represent the Bar efficiently. You can see below our timeline for 2016, with some key examples of this work.  

Bar Council 2016 Key Highlights - PDF Version 

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