Bar Council survey shows rising reports of harassment and discrimination in barristers’ profession

Barristers welcome flexible working Impact of Covid-19 still being felt by criminal Bar Opposition to Extended Operating Hours remains high Efforts to tackle bullying, harassment and discrimination in the barristers’…

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New guidelines published for legal professionals practising within the Coroners’ Courts

The Bar Standards Board, the Solicitors Regulation Authority and CILEx Regulation have today published new guidance designed to ensure standards for solicitors, barristers and CILEX Advocates working in the Coroners’…

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Bar Council, Bar Human Rights Committee and Law Society urge UK Government to offer asylum to female judges and other legal professionals in Afghanistan  

The Bar Council, the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales, and the Law Society of England and Wales have issued a joint statement on the situation for legal…

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BSB publishes new research on consumers’ expectations and experience of working with barristers

 The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has today published research on consumers’ expectations and experience of working with barristers. As an evidence-based regulator acting to protect and promote the interests of consumers,…

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Barristers warn of “serious shortcomings” in new Govt plans for state threats

The Bar Council have now released their response to the Home Office’s consultation on Legislation to Counter State Threats. Serious shortcomings: The consultation’s failure to address how the measures will affect individuals with…

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