Services team

Led by the Head of Services to the Bar, the Bar Council Services team is primarily responsible for the effective provision of both paid and free of charge services to the profession.

The Team’s portfolio includes services designed to:

  • support barristers and chambers professionals in the management of day-to-day practice (such as the ID Card Scheme and Direct Access Portal);
  • assist in the recruitment of new pupil barristers and tenants (such as Pupillage Gateway and Immigration Support); and
  • Strengthen the Bar Council with a view to ensuring the continued representation of the profession (such as the Bar Representation Fee).

We strive to meet the needs of the profession by providing a dedicated support function to the Bar and pride ourselves on delivering excellent customer service. To find out more about any of the services listed above, or to discover additional elements of the portfolio, please contact us.


Key contacts

Carolyn Entwistle


Carolyn Entwistle, Head of Services to the Bar

Carolyn joined the Bar Council in March 2019 and leads the Services and Training and Events teams.

Following her graduation from Chelsea College of Art and Design in 2010, and prior to joining the Bar Council, Carolyn spent nine years working with barristers; originally as an administrator at Garden Court Chambers and, more recently, as a member of Landmark Chambers’ Senior Management Team. Whilst working, Carolyn also studied part-time for a Graduate Diploma in Law and on the Bar Professional Training Course.