General Council of the Bar

An approved regulator of legal services, also called Bar Council

This authority is not subject to FOI law, so is not legally obliged to respond (details).

The Bar Council is not subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000. We include the Council here because of its public role as the approved regulator of the Bar of England and Wales.

The Bar Council's "regulatory arm" is called the Bar Standards Board. *

88 requests
Disclosure being WITHHELD
Response by General Council of the Bar to yash mehey on .

Awaiting classification.

Dear Yash Mehey   First, please note that the General Council of the Bar (including the Bar Standards Board) is not subject to the Freedom of Info...
Dear K Henderson   Thank you for your email.   Please be advised that Ms Williams is out of the office until Monday 21 February 2022. I have f...
Rights Of The United Kingdom Indigenous Population
Response by General Council of the Bar to Sean Moran on .

Partially successful.

Dear Mr Moran   I attach a letter in response to your request of 7 January.   Yours sincerely   Hilary Pook Data Protection Officer The...
Dear Andrew   If you have a concern about a barrister, you need to contact the Bar Standards Board. Please see this page on the BSB website:  ...
Behaviour in court
Response by General Council of the Bar to Sue on .

Refused.

Dear Ms Brimm Please note that the General Council of the Bar (including the Bar Standards Board) is not formally subject to the Freedom of Informatio...
Recruitment of Pupils// Statistics held by the BSB
Response by General Council of the Bar to Alice A on .

Partially successful.

Dear Ms Ayres Further to my email on 8 June, I attach a letter providing a full response to your questions, including additional information not inclu...
FOI Request - children's play areas
Response by General Council of the Bar to Jon Parker-Dean on .

Information not held.

Dear Mr Parker-Dean In response to your FOI request about council-owned children's play areas, the General Council of the Bar represents barristers in...
Property and Assets and Buildings
Response by General Council of the Bar to Viran Patel on .

Successful.

Dear Viran Patel The General Council of the Bar is not subject to the Freedom of Information Act, but I can tell you that it does not hold any vacant...
Magna Carta (1215)
Response by General Council of the Bar to Sean Moran on .

Information not held.

Dear Mr Moran   I attach a letter in response to your request below.   Yours sincerely   Hilary Pook Data Protection Officer The Bar Co...
The Bill Of Rights 1689
Response by General Council of the Bar to Sean Moran on .

Information not held.

Dear Mr Moran   I attach a letter in response to your request below.   Yours sincerely   Hilary Pook Data Protection Officer The Bar Co...
FOI request school patrol officers
Response by General Council of the Bar to Jon Parker-Dean on .

Information not held.

Dear Mr Parker-Dean I'm assuming because we have the word 'Council' in our title you think we are a local authority? We are not. The General Council o...
'Sanctions Guidance Version 6 Consultation Draft September 2021' '4.15. Further, in some cases, a respondent may have acted in a way which mee...
Members of the bar on Tier 2 visa
Response by General Council of the Bar to Brian Dikoff on .

Information not held.

Dear Mr Dikoff   I am afraid we don’t keep the data you are looking for.   The Bar Council only sponsors barristers on behalf of chambers, that...
Barristers and DBS vetting
Response by General Council of the Bar to A. Marfo on .

Successful.

Dear Ms Marfo   I attach a letter in response to your request below.   Yours sincerely   Hilary Pook Data Protection Officer The Bar Co...
Dear C Nazareth   Rule RC21 is as stated on the website at [1]https://www.barstandardsboard.org.uk/the-bsb-handbook.html?part=E3FF76D3-9538-4B97-9...
My FOI request about misconduct investigation against the afore-mentioned barrister on the following thread https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/co...
Lawful Basis
Response by General Council of the Bar to paul grant on .

Long overdue.

Dear Mr Grant   The General Council of the Bar is not subject formally to the Freedom of Information Act as we are not a public authority as outli...
Dear C Nazareth   The General Council of the Bar is not subject formally to the Freedom of Information Act as we are not a public authority as out...
Dear C Nazareth   The General Council of the Bar is not subject formally to the Freedom of Information Act as we are not a public authority as out...
Communications & Services
Response by General Council of the Bar to Daniel Leonard on .

Refused.

Dear Mr Leonard The General Council of the Bar is not subject to the Freedom of Information Act as we are not a public authority as outlined in Schedu...
Search
Response by General Council of the Bar to mary glister on .

Successful.

Dear Mr Glister,   Thank you for your email.    I have checked our records, which return to the 1960’s and I confirm that we have no record of...
GE2019 postal vote data
Response by General Council of the Bar to Donovan Kiddick on .

Information not held.

Dear Mr Kiddick The General Council of the Bar is not a local authority. The Bar Council is the lead representative body for barristers and, through t...
Dear Mr Moran As explained to you in my letter of 17 June, the General Council of the Bar are not subject to the Freedom of Information Act. We theref...
HND LAW COURSE approved as QLD
Response by General Council of the Bar to Emilia Alexe on .

Partially successful.

Dear Emilia Alexe I apologise for the delay in replying. As I informed you before, this is not a Freedom of Information request, as you are not askin...
Dear Ms Pook, Thank you for getting back to me on this matter. I apologise for not responding sooner, this document indeed answers my question. I int...

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