Proposed changes to the practising certificate fee for 2011/12 have been set out on the Bar Council website.
A common annual collection date of 31 March has been set for both employed and self-employed barristers. Previously, the two strands of the profession paid different rates on separate dates. All barristers will pay the same fee on the same date from now on. However, the fee will be in three bands, 1-4 years’ Call juniors, over-four years’ Call juniors, and QCs.