The Bar Council

Integrity. Excellence. Justice.

Spotlight on

  • Brexit

    Brexit

    The Bar Council is working both domestically and internationally, in the interests of the profession and the public, to try to secure the best possible outcome for the Brexit negotiations and to safeguard relations with the EU on legal matters going forward.

  • Help support the Bar Council's work

    Help support the Bar Council's work

    For less than £8.34 a month, you can support the Bar Council's vital work in representing the Bar's interests and promoting fair access to justice through the Bar Representation Fee (BRF)

  • Direct Access Portal - Find a barrister

    Direct Access Portal - Find a barrister

    The Direct Access Portal, which acts as an online register, is the main hub for consumers, businesses and other organisations seeking to find a direct access barrister. The aim of the new website is to help drive more business to barristers.

News and updates

News

21 March

(2 days ago)

What does the Bar Council do for you? FAQs

Carolyn Entwistle, the Bar Council's Head of Services to the Bar, answers questions about the work of the Bar Council

Events

Annual and Young Bar Conference 2019

23 November, 09:00 - 19:00

Member benefits

The Bar Council provides a range of services to members of the Bar. These include:

Bar Standards Board

The General Council of the Bar is the Approved Regulator of the Bar of England and Wales. It discharges its regulatory functions through the independent Bar Standards Board.