‘Only merit and potential necessary to enter the Bar’ – Bar Council

Posted April 5th, 2007 in barristers, reports by sally

“The interim report of a high-level Working Party, chaired by Law Lord, Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, says that the Bar should be equally open to all, irrespective of any barriers which are not connected with merit or potential.  It suggests changes from school level through to pupillage, including placement schemes in sets of chambers for less privileged children, and loan schemes on preferential terms for Bar students.”

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Bar Council press release, 5th April 2007

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk