General Council of the Bar

An approved regulator of legal services, also called Bar Council

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.

43 requests
Professional sanctions statistics
Request sent to General Council of the Bar by Mr M. B. Smith on .
Long overdue.
I understand that Bar Standards Board has responsibility for ensuring that proper standards are met by barristers, and that the BSB has the power to...
Please find the data on pupillages commenced in each legal year by ethnicity and gender below. Apologies for the lateness. Ethnicity Grouped 2014/15...
1.How many Barristers in practice are there currently, and what were the level of figures of Barristers holding practising certificates in the past...
1. We, Ismail Abdulhai Bhamjee and Mrs Saherabanu Ismail Bhamjee request your attention and consideration that the Bar Council and Bar Standards...
Mr Andrew Morrell Barrister
Response by General Council of the Bar to Mr. Powell on .
Long overdue.
Dear Mr Powell,   Given that your first enquiry as to the Nolan principles falls outside of the remit of the Professional Conduct Department, I ha...
Suing solicitors for fees
Response by General Council of the Bar to C Hooper on .
Long overdue.
Good afternoon C Hooper,   Regarding your query about fees cases:   It will take me some time to give this information.   Our Fees Collecti...
Dear Miss L Jones, Thank you for your email of 20 October 2016. I am afraid I am unfamiliar with the Private Bar Guilds and their requirement for barr...
Barristers breaching the Insolvency Rules
Response by General Council of the Bar to Mr. Powell on .
Long overdue.
Dear Mr Powell, Thank you for your email. Within the BSB Handbook, we define professional principles as follows: Has the same meaning as set out...
Oaths
Response by General Council of the Bar to Dean of The Daley Family on .
Successful.
Thank you for your query. I can confirm that barristers are not required to make an oath to the Bar Council. Kind regards, Joseph Bailey. Joseph Ba...
Dear Peter I'm afraid I'm not sure that I understand your question. There is not one single protected religion. All religious beliefs are protected, a...
Good morning Mrs Price In response to your query, I can supply you with the following information: Between 01-04-2011 and 01-04-2016, there were 42 b...
Advocacy Work LPC Law Limited
Follow up sent to General Council of the Bar by Y.Stewart on .
Long overdue.
Surely you must know how the barristers are being paid , either directly through LPC Law that supplies self employed Agency workers, or via their c...
Dear Mrs A. John A barrister could not act as a solicitor advocate under their practising certificate. A solicitor advocate will be a practising solic...
Barristers Oath of Office
Response by General Council of the Bar to Miss L Jones on .
Awaiting internal review.
Dear Miss Jones Thank you for your email. As I mentioned in my previous correspondence the relevant legislation that is now in force is the Legal Serv...
Barristers– No Oath of Office
Request to General Council of the Bar by Miss L Jones. Annotated by Miss L Jones on .
Long overdue.
Solicitors are no longer required to take an Oath of office, neither are they required so it seems to be bothered with signing anything as an individua...
Malcolm Dodds Barrister
Response by General Council of the Bar to Lorna Taylor on .
Successful.
Dear Ms Taylor, Thank you for your email. Please accept our apologies for the delay in responding to you. I can confirm that barristers are able to c...
Dear Mr Grant   Please find attached our response to your email of 24 August 2015.   Yours sincerely,     Rebecca Teague Assessment Off...
Dual Practising Certificate
Response by General Council of the Bar to Will Grant on .
Long overdue.
Dear Mr Grant,   Thank you for your email.  I am sorry for the delay in replying to you as I was on annual leave and have only just returned.   ...
Solicitors-Advocate 'Counsel' ?
Response by General Council of the Bar to Will Grant on .
Long overdue.
Dear Mr Grant, Your request has been passed to the Professional Practice Team at the Bar Standard Board who will respond to you in due course. Regard...
Bankrupt Barrister
Response by General Council of the Bar to nicola on .
Partially successful.
Dear Nicola,   Many thanks for your email of 14 December 2015.   Firstly, please find attached statistics regarding barristers whom are curren...
Company Perks
Response by General Council of the Bar to steven humphries on .
Successful.
Dear Mr Humphries, In response to your queries: No members of staff receive a company car. We do not pay for first class travel for any members of st...
Employee Disputes?
Response by General Council of the Bar to steven humphries on .
Successful.
Dear Mr Humphries, Our records show one tribunal claim was received in the last three years, in Feb 2013. There is no evidence of a settlement agreeme...
Practising Certificate Licensed to Practise Law
Follow up sent to General Council of the Bar by Will Grant on .
Long overdue.
Thank you for you for confirming the BSB is not yet a licensing authority. Can you tell me what an 'alternative business structure' is, who gran...
Practising Barrister
Response by General Council of the Bar to mary glister on .
Successful.
Dear Mary, The BSB Handbook doesn't have a specific section on agency work. The reason it is complicated is due to the fact that the Scope of Practise...
NUmber of Direct Public Access cases since 2004
Response by General Council of the Bar to Lyndsey Haskell on .
Information not held.
Dear Lyndsey,   Thank you for your email.   Unfortunately, this is not information that the Bar Council collects. However, please do let me kn...

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