• 18 September 2014 - The Bar Council has published a report, based on interviews and a survey of legal practitioners, assessing the impact of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act (LASPO) 2012 on our system of justice a year after implementation in April 2013. (PDF, 1 MB)

  • 14 July 2014 - The Bar Council and the Bar Standards Board have published the third Bar Barometer report. This edition reports on the trends in the demographic profile of the Bar and the profile of law students between 2007 to 2011/12. (PDF, 1 MB)

  • 18 June 2014 - The Bar Council and the Bar Standards Board have released results from the second biennial survey of the Bar from 2011 to 2013. The report covers employment status, practice area, working area, working hours, earnings, career aspirations, and views about the profession. (PDF, 3 MB)

  • 10 November 2013 - The Bar plays a positive role in society, and barristers are a powerful force for good in the communities they operate in, providing effective access to justice where otherwise it would not exist. This publication speaks out about the profession's vital contributions and socially responsible ways of working, and lists the pledges set out for 2013/14. (PDF, 698 KB)

  • 25 September 2013 - The Bar Council has published the second edition of its annual report, 'Representing the Bar', focusing on its representational activities, which details performance against the three-year Strategic and Business Plan, which the Bar Council approved in 2011. (PDF, 1 MB)

  • 16 September 2013 - This Briefing provides 2013 Party Conference delegates with background information about the key public policy issues and legislation with which the Bar of England and Wales is currently concerned. (PDF, 804 KB)

  • 1 April 2013 - The Bar Council has produced a Guide to help people who do not have access to legal aid, but equally cannot afford a lawyer, with civil legal problems. (PDF, 1 MB)