Extent and form : 1 file
Administrative history: the idea of a central organisation for the Bar first emerged during the second half of the 1950s. Eventually, in 1961, the Bar Council Chairman sent a letter suggesting the idea to the Inns of Court and offering to formally send a Memorandum setting out the Bar Council’s thinking. The Inns reply was positive to the idea and the offer of a Memorandum, so the Special Committee was appointed to produce the Memorandum.
Scope and content: only the minutes of first meeting are signed, but this is the formal record of the Committee’s meetings. However, the file does not contain a copy of the final version of the Memorandum.
Related material: see BCO/28/20 for the Memorandum sent by the Bar Council to the four Inns of Court and their report in reply.
|BCO/17/01||Minute book||1961||1 file|