Technology & Construction
Bar Association

The specialist bar association for employed or self-employed barristers who practise in the Technology and Construction Court, forming part of the UK’s Business and Property Courts, or before adjudicators, arbitrators, both domestic and international, and other tribunals.

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About TECBAR membership

Membership of TECBAR is open to practising barristers (both employed and self-employed) who have completed pupillage, hold a current practising certificate granted by the General Council of the Bar of England and Wales, and regularly practise (or intend to practise) in the fields of technology and construction law.

Black Inclusion Group

The Black Inclusion Group is a cross SBA working group jointly set up by ChBA, COMBAR and TECBAR.  Its remit is to investigate and issue an advisory report with recommendations on enhancing outreach to and recruitment, retention and progression of ethnic minority barristers, with a focus on Black (African, African Caribbean and mixed Heritage) barristers in the Commercial, Chancery and Technology and Construction Bar.  It is supported by the Bar Council’s Race Working Group. 

For more information about the Black Inclusion Group, and to obtain a copy of its first report issued in April 2022, please go to the dedicated page here.

Events

Access to a range of CPD-accredited lectures and seminars by leading practitioners and judges

Opportunities to meet other practitioners in your field at regular social events, including an Annual Garden Party

Resources

Quarterly copies of the TECBAR Review, which publishes news, articles and case summaries written by leading practitioners

Accreditation

Eligibility to apply for accreditation by TECBAR as an adjudicator, arbitrator, mediator or Dispute Resolution Board member

Latest news

Updates to the TCC Guide

Following the release on 12 October 2022 of an updated TCC Guide (which can be downloaded here), TECBAR has produced a note setting out the key changes included in the new version. Please click here for a copy of the note.  

Law Commission Consultation – The Arbitration Act 1996

In September 2022 the Law Commission of England and Wales published a consultation paper entitled “Review of the Arbitration Act 1996”.  The full consultation is available from the Law Commission website via this...

Departure of Rachel Ansell QC as Chair of TECBAR

The TECBAR Committee wishes to take the opportunity to thank its outgoing Chair, Rachel Ansell QC. Rachel stands down from her position of Chair after an impressive 21 years of continuous involvement in TECBAR as a Committee Member.  During her time on the committee,...

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