Extent and form : 2 minute books
Administrative history: the Senate of the Four Inns of Court was formed in 1966 by the Inns of Court and the Bar Council with the aim of having a single body act on behalf of the Inns and the Bar Council in matters of common interest. The Senate took over the functions of the earlier Inns of Court Executive Council and the Inns also transferred additional functions, in particular the investigation of allegations of misconduct. The Council of Legal Education also came under the Senate’s supervision. The Senate was replaced by the Senate of the Inns of Court and the Bar in 1974, as a result of the recommendations of the Pearce Committee.
Scope and content: contains signed minutes.
Related material: Inner Temple Archives Records of External Bodies, reference EXT, contains records relating to the Senate of the Four Inns of Court. Records relating to the constitution of the Senate, 1908 – 1966 can be found in Middle Temple Archives.
Finding aids: each volume contains an integral index.
|BCO/33/01||Minute book||7 November 1966 – 22 November 1971||1 volume|
|BCO/33/02||Minute book||20 December 1971 – 15 July 1974||1 volume|