BCO38:STANDING JOINT COMMITTEE ON THE DUTIES, INTERESTS AND DISCIPLINE OF THE BAR PROCEEDINGS, 1894 - 1962

Extent and form: 6 volumes

Access: closed for 75 years under Data Protection legislation.

Reproduction: photocopying at the IALS Archivist’s discretion.

Administrative history: the Committee was formed by the four Inns of Court in March 1894 to jointly consider issues referred to it by the individual Inns and then report back to the Inns for their decision. Five Benchers, all of whom had to be practising Barristers and at least two being Juniors, were appointed to serve on the Committee by each Inn. The Committee continued until June 1962 when it was dissolved and the records were transferred by the Committee Secretary to the Executive Committee of the Four Inns of Court.

Scope and content: contains printed agenda papers and the printed reports of the meetings. Most reports to 1924 are annotated with details of the adoption of the Committee’s resolutions by the four Inns.

Finding aids: BCO/38/06 contains the index to BCO/38/01 to BCO/38/05.

Item list:

Reference Title Dates Extent Scope and contents
BCO/38/01 Proceedings

7 March 1894 – 4 December 1906

1 volume Contains a manuscript list of members of the committee, 1899 at the front of the volume.
BCO/38/02 Proceedings 5 February 1907 – 2 June 1915 1 volume  
BCO/38/03 Proceedings 8 February 1916 – 13 July 1926 1 volume  
BCO/38/04 Proceedings 8 December 1926 – 30 November 1945 1 volume Typescript from December 1940.
BCO/38/05 Proceedings 18 March 1946 – 20 June 1962 1 volume Typescript March 1946 to November 1947.
BCO/38/06 Index   1 volume Manuscript
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