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.


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.


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


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


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

Latest news

New TCC Marshalling Scheme dates announced

The aim of the TECBAR TCC Marshalling Scheme is to enable junior barristers who are interested in developing a practice in technology or construction law to spend a week with a TCC Judge during pupillage or in the first few years of tenancy/TCC practice. Applicants...

David Sears QC

The TECBAR Committee was shocked and saddened to learn of the sudden death of former committee member David Sears QC on Sunday 24 January 2020. David was a leading construction silk who was very well-known and hugely popular.  His light-hearted and laid-back manner...

Bar Council Virtual Pupillage Fair

TECBAR is pleased to be supporting the Bar Council’s Virtual Pupillage Fair, taking place on Saturday 17 October 2020.  Association members will be speaking at the panel events and assisting attendees in the online CV clinics.  Further information about the event can...


TECBAR 2021 Annual Conference

11 March 2021;  to be conducted on Zoom.

Panel Discussion: "The Silk Application and Life as a Junior Silk

23 March 2021; by Zoom.


More events to be announced when life returns to normal.