A look at the role of the Bar Council, its Secretariat and its Committees and how to ensure their efficiency and relevancy during the tough months and years ahead
A new year, a new Chairman, and new resolutions; what difference will it make? What difference will I make? I have set out my stall for this coming year in my inaugural speech, which is available on the new Bar Council website. The recurrent theme of my message is that we must all invest in the future, in our future. By that I don’t mean spending money that we haven’t got, borrowing today in the anxious hope that tomorrow the rain clouds will roll away and the sun will shine once again on the practices of the publicly funded Bar, mortgaging our futures for today’s expenditure. I mean making well informed and strategic investment decisions, marshalling those resources that we do have for the greatest possible return. Just as that message is directed at the Bar itself, it is also directed at the Government, and at the Bar Council.