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The Bar Council has published several documents to assist barristers on matters of professional conduct and ethics.

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  • Windows 10 Upgrade Advice

    To advise all barristers on security issues relating to the Windows 10 upgrade

  • Windows 10 for Macs

    To guide all barristers on security issues relating to the Windows 10 upgrade on Apple Macs

  • Witness preparation

    To assist barristers to identify what is permissible by way of factual and expert witness familiarisation and preparation, in both civil and criminal cases

  • Workforce monitoring: information for chambers

    All chambers are required to monitor and report on the profile of members of chambers and staff every three years. This guidance tackles frequently asked questions and suggested tips to improve both the process and disclosure rates in chambers.

  • Writing for legal journals

    To explain the rules regarding use of the title 'barrister' when writing an article