Future of the Bar

We each have different strengths. But we are bound together by common values. 

"This profession, of which I am immensely proud to become Chairman, is worthy, in my view, of more investment.

"Wherever, in London or on Circuit, in whatever field of law we practise, and whether employed or self-employed, excellence and quality are bywords for the Bar of England and Wales.

Future

"We each have different strengths. But we are bound together by common values:

  • Our support for the Rule of Law
  • Our commitment to access to justice
  • Our maintenance and preservation of the highest ethical and professional standards, and
  • Our commitment to the efficient and effective delivery of legal services

"Unalterable values and commitments, to which we have always adhered, and to which I hope we always will. It is a profession worthy of further investment."

Taken from the inaugural speech of Chairman of the Bar, Michael Todd QC, delivered on 5 December 2011.