News and press releases

  • 29 November 2016 - Students considering a career at the Bar can now become involved with the Bar Council and support the organisation’s work on access to justice, as well as benefit from a number of services offered to subscribers by the Bar Council, the representative body for barristers.

  • 25 November 2016 - Responding to the Bach Commission interim report published today, Bar Council Chairman-Elect Andrew Langdon QC, said: “The report’s recommendations and assessment of the current state of affairs make an important contribution to the debate about how to improve access to justice.

  • 25 November 2016 - In October this year, fees for appeals in the Immigration and Asylum Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal increased from £80 to £490 for a decision on papers, and from £140 to £800 for an oral hearing. The Government has today announced a reversal of that increase, with immediate effect.

  • 25 November 2016 - Barrister pupil Samuel Linehan has won £4,000 in the Bar Council’s Law Reform essay competition with his analysis of the current compensation landscape for miscarriages of justice and proposals for reform.

  • 18 November 2016 - The Bar Council has approved budget proposals for 2017/18

  • 16 November 2016 - What is it the Bar Council does? Here's a glimpse of just some of the work we have done in October 2016.

  • 14 November 2016 - Vulnerable witnesses, including children and people with learning difficulties, should not be subject to unnecessarily harsh questioning in court, according to Chairman of the Bar, Chantal-Aimée Doerries QC, who today launched a pioneering pro bono barrister training programme.

  • 5 November 2016 - Bar Council passes resolution calling on Lord Chancellor to condemn recent attacks on the judiciary