The discussions will be underpinned by a shared commitment to the One Bar ethic, equality and diversity and high quality standards.

The range of possibilities to be explored will take into account the CPS Advocacy Strategy and support the maintenance of high quality advocacy services against the backdrop of a
diminishing overall financial provision. The discussions will also explore the possibility of
joint training opportunities and of greater movement between the employed and self employed sectors.

Keir Starmer QC, Director of Public Prosecutions. Nick Green QC, Chairman of the Bar Council