Strategy, Aims and Mission Statement
The Bar Council is the governing body of the legal profession in Gibraltar and lays down policy relating to all matters affecting the legal profession. It represents barristers and solicitors in practice in Gibraltar. However, an important percentage of its members are in what would be described as the Employed Bar (lawyers working in industry as in-house Counsel) or in Government. It is important, therefore, that the Bar Council reflects the views of all its members whether in private practice, Government or employment and whether they are barristers or solicitors.
On his election the current Chairman, Keith Azopardi, indicated that he would like the Bar Council to launch a 3 year strategy during the Autumn of 2015. At the Opening of the Legal Year in October 2015 the Chairman set out the Bar Council’s main objectives and strategy for the period to 2018.