Our strategic aims
Looking ahead, we want to focus our efforts to achieve clear
strategic aims, underpinned by three-year objectives. These are set
out below. We recognise that we need to prioritise our activities
so that we invest sufficiently in those which have the biggest
impact, and are prepared to scale back or stop lower impact
We have set eight strategic aims that will govern everything we
do in future.
To be a powerful influence on the development and implementation
of Government policy in order to secure the highest standards of
justice, equity, integrity, access and efficiency in our justice
To provide leadership to equip the whole Bar to meet current and
future challenges; and to help barristers to maintain and enhance
the quality of their work, adapt to changing circumstances and
operate more efficiently and effectively.
To secure a sustainable role for the Bar as a key player in the
maintenance of the Rule of Law and the efficient administration of
justice as well as being the leading provider of high quality,
value for money advocacy and specialist advice, and of candidates
for the judiciary of the future.
To promote the work of the Bar in the interests of the Bar, the
wider economy and society at large.
To promote equality and diversity across the Bar.
To promote and support the effective, independent regulation of
the Bar through the BSB to ensure the highest standards of
professional practice and to protect the public interest.
To work with the Council of the Inns of Court (COIC) and with
each of the Inns to support their work in educating and training
barristers, in maintaining the ethos and values of the Bar and
helping them in their dealings with Government, regulators and
other external audiences.
To improve the effectiveness and the efficiency of the Bar
Council to ensure that we can achieve these challenging aims.