How to apply to join COMBAR

Any practising barrister, whether employed or self-employed, who is regulated by the Bar Council and the Bar Standards Boards, and who pays subscription fees to the General Council of the Bar of England and Wales, and a substantial portion of whose work is in the commercial field, is eligible for individual membership for any period during which he or she is a subscribing member of the General Council of the Bar of England and Wales, and may apply to the Secretary for membership, and shall become an Individual Member upon acceptance of such application and payment of the annual subscription.

Any other barrister active in the commercial field, or any former barrister, and who has been invited by the Chairman in consultation with the Executive Committee to become an Associate Member, may become an Associate Member upon payment of the annual subscription.

Members (including Associate Members) who are not self-employed recognise that COMBAR may from time to time undertake activities of exclusive relevance to self-employed barristers.

Please send a CV and covering letter which will be passed to the Sub-Committee of COMBAR for consideration. It can take some time before candidates hear whether or not their application has been successful. Annual Individual membership of COMBAR is currently £143. A reduced rate of £130 per barrister is charged if a set of chambers has 10 or more COMBAR members.

All applications for membership should be sent or emailed to Veronica Kendall, the COMBAR Administrator.

Please note the COMBAR office does not provide legal advice or services.