News and press releases

  • 12 September 2013 - Update for the profession: The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Bar of England and Wales will be held at 11:00 on Saturday 21 September 2013 in the Oak Room of the Bar Council (289-293 High Holborn, London). It will be preceded by a meeting of the Bar Council.

  • 6 September 2013 - The Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, has today welcomed the Government’s plans to consult on further potential measures for reform of judicial review.

  • 5 September 2013 - The Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, has today responded to the publication of the Ministry of Justice’s new legal aid consultation.

  • 3 September 2013 - Bar Council election guidance and nomination forms now available.

  • 29 August 2013 - Judicial appointment is becoming more appealing according to the findings of independent research on barriers to application for judicial appointment, published jointly by the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC), the Bar Council, the Law Society and the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives.

  • 23 August 2013 - Update for the profession: CPS Advocate Panel Scheme: September application / upgrading window

  • 13 August 2013 - Update for the profession: Annual elections for the Bar Council will take place this autumn and successful candidates will join from 1 January 2014 for a three-year term, except where a different term length is stated below.