Practical advice offered includes tips for enhancing your CV and the essential skills needed for a career at the Bar. The guide also includes case studies from law students and barristers at various stages of their career, along with insights on the range of specialisms available. It’s Your Call forms part of the Bar ’s efforts to demystify the profession and widen access for people from all backgrounds, following Lord Neuberger ’s Entry to the Bar Working Party Report, published in 2007.

Commenting on the publication of It’s Your Call, Nicholas Green QC, Vice Chairman of the Bar Council said: “The Bar Council is committed to attracting talent to the Bar from all social and ethnic backgrounds.

The Bar recently contributed to the work of the Panel on Fair Access to the Professions, chaired by Alan Milburn MP, and runs a number of initiatives to encourage inclusion and diversity, including Chambers’ Placement Schemes. It also provides significant practitioner and financial suppor t for the highly popular Bar Mock Trial Competition.  Embarking on a career at the Bar can at times appear daunting and costly.

We hope that It’s Your Call will provide accessible, upto-date information to help those considering a career at the Bar, and enable them to make informed decisions on their future training and careers.”