The Bar Council is the lead representative body for barristers in England and Wales. The Bar Council’s work is devoted to ensuring the Bar’s voice is heard efficiently and effectively with the interests of the Bar (and the public interest) as its focus. The organisation’s Representation, Policy and Services (RPS) teams all work collaboratively to achieve those aims.
The Bar Council supports the Bar through initiatives including ethical guidance relating to the BSB Code of Conduct, fees collection, arbitration and mediation assistance, wellbeing and personal support and mentoring services.
Support is also offered to specialised sections of the profession including international practitioners, young barristers and employed barristers.