News and press releases

  • 10 November 2014 - A trio of reporters writing for the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, Maeve McClenaghan, Melanie McFadyean, and Rachel Stevenson, are winners of this year’s Legal Reporting Awards written category, whilst the BBC’s Zoe Conway wins in broadcast.

  • 8 November 2014 - The Sydney Elland Goldsmith Bar Pro Bono Award, given to an individual barrister, group of barristers, or set of chambers in recognition of outstanding commitment to pro bono work, has been won this year by Monika Sobiecki of Pump Court Chambers.

  • 8 November 2014 - The Chairman of the Bar Council, Nicholas Lavender QC, has described the recent legal aid cuts as "the biggest onslaught on access to justice through legal aid" there has ever been, but says the justice system might be at a turning point.

  • 5 November 2014 - European Arrest Warrant needs improving, not dropping altogether

  • 5 November 2014 - The Bar Council has today announced the shortlist for the Legal Reporting Awards 2014. The Legal Reporting Awards, now in their 23nd year, were established by the Bar Council to recognise print and broadcast journalists whose work contributes to a greater public understanding and awareness of legal issues.

  • 28 October 2014 - The Annual Bar Conference, set to be held this year on Saturday 8 November at the Westminster Park Plaza, will be one of the most highly anticipated in the conference’s 28 year history.

  • 24 October 2014 - The recently-concluded process of electing members to the 2015 Bar Council failed to yield sufficient candidates in the categories of (a) self-employed Queen’s Counsel and (b) employed Juniors under 7 years’ call; there is one vacancy in each of these categories.

  • 23 October 2014 - The results of the election for the 2014 Bar Council have now been announced.