Press releases

 

Find all the latest major announcements, breaking news, press releases and commentary from the Bar Council on issues affecting the barristers' profession, justice and the rule of law.

The purpose of the Bar Council's press releases are to represent and promote the Bar nationally as well as globally, bring it's voice to the public domain and defend the rule of law. 

 

Recent press releases

Keynote speakers announced for Annual Bar Conference

Sir Ernest Ryder, Senior President of Tribunals, Caroline Wilson, Former British Consul-General to Hong Kong and Macao, and the President of the Malaysian Bar and Chairman of the Bar Council in Malaysia, Steven Thiru, have been announced as the keynote speakers for the 31st Annual Bar & Young Bar Conference on 15 October 2016 in London.

  • 1 June 2022
  • Press release

End of year highlights (Law Reform, Regulatory Affairs & Ethics)

End of year round-up of highlights from the Law Reform, Regulatory Affairs and Ethics Policy team.

  • 12 December 2019
  • Blog

End of year highlights (Legal Practice and Remuneration)

End of year round-up of highlights from the Legal Practice and Remuneration Policy team.

  • 12 December 2019
  • Blog

End of year highlights (Diversity & Inclusion and CSR)

End of year round-up of highlights from the Diversity & Inclusion and CSR Policy team (which includes Education, Young Bar and Employed Bar).

  • 12 December 2019
  • Blog

End of year highlights (International)

End of year round-up of highlights from the International Policy team.

  • 12 December 2019
  • Blog

Guest blog: New client care letter and other news for Public Access barristers

Andrew Granville Stafford, member of the Bar Council, the Bar Council Ethics Committee and Chair of the Bar Council’s Direct Access Panel, blogs on new developments that public access barristers need to be aware of, including a new client care letter.

  • 12 December 2019
  • Blog

Guest blog: how the arbitration world can learn from civil procedure

The winner of this year’s Bar Council Law Reform essay competition, Penny Tridimas, guest blog on how the world of arbitration could learn from civil procedure to overcome shortcomings

  • 28 November 2019
  • Blog

Guest blog: Karen Safo on making the Bar more inclusive

Barrister-at-law Karen Safo on what you can do to foster inclusion at the Bar

  • 14 November 2019
  • Blog

BAR COUNCIL LEGAL REPORTING AWARDS 2019

CALLING ALL JOURNALISTS - The Bar Council's 28th Legal Reporting Awards competition is now open.

  • 1 November 2019

Black History Month blog: It is about inclusion and belonging

Karen Safo, barrister at law and human rights activist, asks in her guest blog for BarTalk whether initiatives aimed at diversifying the profession are enough and that becoming a barrister is about feeling included and a sense of belonging

  • 31 October 2019
  • Blog

Black History Month blog: How we benefit from bringing Black History Month into the workplace

Abimbola Johnson, barrister at 25 Bedford Row, writes in BarTalk on why it is important for non-black members of the profession to consider how they view Black History Month, particularly if their workplace and social circle is not particularly diverse.

  • 31 October 2019
  • Blog

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