Find out what the CLAR report really means, hear responses from the Bar Council, Criminal Bar Association and more, find out about the consultation process and take the chance to ask your questions.

Find out more about the briefing and watch the recording below.

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20 December 2021, 17:15 - 18:45
Event Type
Legal Aid

This essential online briefing gave a summary of the key points contained in the recent CLAR report. You can also hear responses from the Chairs of the Criminal Bar Association, the Bar Council and the Bar Council's Young Barristers' Committee, and find out about the consultation process.


Watch the briefing recording

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Understanding CLAR

Understanding CLAR: a Bar Council online briefing



Introduction – Derek Sweeting QC

Executive Summary of the CLAR report – Neil Hawes QC and Jo Cecil

Criminal Bar Association response – Jo Sidhu QC, Chair of the Criminal Bar Association

Bar Council response – Mark Fenhalls QC, Chair Elect of the Bar Council

The Bar Council's Young Barristers’ Committee (YBC) response – Joanne Kane, Chair of the YBC

Consultation Process Summary – TBC

Q&A – chaired by Derek Sweeting QC


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To minimise environmental impact and the amount of paper you have to carry with you, Bar Council training packs are paperless. As a delegate you will receive the materials you need for the training by email in advance, which you can access on your laptop or tablet or print in advace if required. 
Throughout the training, there will be references to various Bar Council guidance or external documents which are included as a hyperlink within the attendee workbook.