Ethics guidance

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.

Ethics advice



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. 

The Ethical Enquiries telephone service will close early for maintenance today (Thursday 16 January) at 17:00. The line will reopen at 9.15am on Friday 17 January.

Call the Ethical Enquiries line on 020 7611 1307

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