About the Bar Council

The Lawyer Portal is working in official partnership with the Bar Council to promote and showcase career opportunities at the Bar. Keep reading to find out about the role of the Bar Council and the work that it does!

Representation & Promotion

The Bar Council represents barristers in England and Wales. It promotes:

The Bar Council represents barristers and acts as a voice for the profession on an increasing number of issues, including the administration of justice and relations with Government, the European Union, legal professions in other countries and other organisations with common interests. It participates in the negotiation of publicly funded fees in addition to law reform consultation as well as the future of the profession. Over 200 barristers serve on a range of committees, working in the interest of  the profession and of the public by seeking to improve the quality of service that the profession provides.

In its representative capacity, the Bar Council provides support to the Chairman of the Bar’s office as well as a number of representative committees, sub-committees and working groups.

Bar Council Work

The work includes:

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

Visit www.barcouncil.org.uk for more information.

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