Bar Chairman urges closer cooperation between employed and self-employed Bar

GREATER co-operation between employed and self-employed barristers in difficult economic circumstances, including an increase in the number of barristers trained by commercial bodies, has been urged by the Chairman of the Bar, Desmond Browne QC.

Speaking at a joint Bar Council/Bar Association for Commerce, Finance and Industry (BACFI) reception, he told an audience from a wide variety of backgrounds:

‘As financial pressures mount, we must work more closely together on matters of mutual interest – particularly if the traffic between the employed and self-employed Bar is set to increase.’ He thanked those many BACFI members who were also loyal consumers of the advocacy and advisory services of the self-employed Bar.’ The full press release is available on the Bar Council website.