About the Bar Council
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Representation & Promotion
The Bar Council represents barristers in England and Wales. It promotes:
- Fair access to justice for all
- The highest standards of ethics, equality and diversity across the profession, and
- The development of business opportunities for barristers at home and abroad.
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:
- Communicating regularly with the profession about key matters affecting its interests
- Influencing the development of public policy and legislation affecting the provision of specialist advocacy and advisory services and, more widely, in the profession’s and the public interest, and
- Developing and promoting the work (and the values) of the Bar at home and abroad to governments, legislatures, the media and other stakeholders, helping to make entry to the profession open to all with the requisite ability to provide rewarding careers and to sustain the long-term future of the Bar.
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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