The Ethics & Practice Hub

The Ethics & Practice Hub is the Bar Council's dedicated online library of ethics documentation. Visit the hub to search and view material that can help you find answers to your professional ethics questions and problems.

The Ethical Enquiries Service

The Bar Council provides a confidential Ethical Enquiries Service to assist barristers (and, where appropriate, their clerks and other staff connected with barristers' professional practices) to identify, interpret and comply with their professional obligations under the BSB Handbook. Please note: this service does not give legal advice. 

Call the Ethical Enquiries line on 020 7611 1307

Lines are open 09:15-17:15 Monday-Friday


You will receive a response within four working days.

Please note the limitations of the service as set out below. 

Where possible, the Bar Council encourages members of the Bar to talk ethical issues through with peers and senior practitioners before using the service.