Previous Chairman's speeches

Alistair MacDonald QC

October 2015

Speech at the Annual Bar and Young Bar Conference 2015

July 2015

Speech to the Australian Bar Association on what we can do to assist the development of the Bar given the pressures on graduates and the Bench

March 2015

Speech to All Party Parliamentary Group on Legal and Constitutional Affairs: The contribution of the legal services sector to the UK economy

December 2014

Incoming Chairman's inaugural address to the Bar Council 

Nicholas Lavender QC

December 2013

Incoming Chairman's inaugural address to Bar Council

November 2014

Lawyers and their regulators: what next? 

Keynote speech to the Annual Bar Conference 

Maura McGowan QC

December 2012

Incoming Bar Chairman's inaugural Bar Council address: Engaged and in control

November 2013

Chairman of the Bar's speech at the European Commission Conference: 'Assises de la Justice: Shaping justice policies in Europe for the years to come'

Chairman of the Bar's speech to the Annual Bar Conference: The Bar in society: A vital force for good 

Michael Todd QC

November 2011

Chairman of the Bar's speech to Annual Bar Conference 2012: Fight for your future or be lost forever

December 2011

Incoming Bar Chairman's inaugural Bar Council address: Invest in the Future

January 2012

Chairman of the Bar's speech to Chancery Bar Association Conference 2012

March 2012 

Chairman of the Bar's speech to Grand Court No. 1 in the Cayman Islands - Ethics and the Rule of Law

September 2012

Chairman of the Bar's address to the Annual General Meeting of the Bar Council 

Peter Lodder QC

December 2010

Incoming Bar Chairman's inaugural Bar Council address

November 2011

Chairman of the Bar's speech to Annual Bar Conference 2011: Shaping the Future 

Nicholas Green QC 

December 2009

Incoming Bar Chairman's inaugural Bar Council address

November 2010

Chairman of the Bar's speech to Annual Bar Conference 2010: Raising the Bar 

Desmond Browne QC

December 2008 

Incoming Bar Chairman's inaugural Bar Council address

November 2009

Chairman of the Bar's speech to Annual Bar Conference 2009: "Access to Justice - Justice for All? 

Tim Dutton QC

December 2007

Incoming Bar Chairman's inaugural Bar Council address

November 2008

Chairman of the Bar's speech to Annual Bar Conference 2008