Bar Council of England and Wales


Methodologies: Legal Aid, Capacity Building / Education

Fields of expertise: Judicial and Legal Education, Including on Human Rights, Legal Ethics

Types: Bar Association / Bar Council

Regions: Europe and Central Asia

The General Council of the Bar (known as the Bar Council) was founded in 1894 to represent the interests of barristers. As the governing body for the Bar its role is to promote and improve the services and functions of the Bar, and to represent the interests of the Bar on all matters relating to the profession, whether trade union, disciplinary, public interest or in any way affecting the administration of justice.