Letter from the Chair of the Bar Council

Letter from the Presiding Judge of the North-Eastern Circuit
Letter from the President of the Law Society

To maintain an outstanding justice system, it is essential that barristers reflect the society that they serve. However, barriers remain to talented individuals, and it is important that the profession unite to tackle these challenges.

SPRUCE’s commitment to ensuring that students in Bradford and the local area have access to up-to-date information about life at the Bar helps to ensure that the best and brightest, no matter their background, consider a career as a barrister. Hundreds of brilliant students have benefitted from the SPRUCE programme, and it has no doubt inspired a generation of future lawyers. I am honoured to support this event.

Mark Fenhalls QC

Chair of the Bar of England and Wales, 2022