The Bar in society - Barristers making a difference

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The Bar in society - Barristers making a difference

In 2013 The Bar Council published 'The Bar in society - Barristers making a difference', which outlined the valuable contribution many barristers make to the communities they work and live in, and the Corporate Social Responsibility of the Bar Council. The pledges we made in this document remain relevant today and we continue to strive to meet them.

The Bar donates considerable time, free-of-charge, to legal pro bono work and to improving the knowledge and skills of its members through teaching and training. In addition, many barristers volunteer for charities,  outside of their working lives, further benefitting the communities they live in.

The Bar Council, as an organisation which is largely funded by its members, always looks to operate in the most cost-effective and considerate manner. It contributes to a number of initiatives which help members of society to understand their legal rights and responsibilities, and ensure fair access to the Bar to anyone with the talent to succeed. It also looks to work in an environmentally-friendly manner and supports the Bar with a variety of initiatives which promote diversity in the workplace and flexible working.

For more information, please contact Sam Mercer Head of Policy: CSR