Annual General Meeting

The thirtieth Annual General Meeting of the Company is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 2nd October 2018 at Devereux Chambers, Devereux Court, London WC2R 3JH, commencing at 5.00 pm.

The following documentation in relation to the Annual General Meeting is available on the Downloads page:

  1. The Agenda for the Meeting. This includes the minutes of the twenty-ninth Annual General Meeting and a Special Resolution proposing amendments to the Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Company.  The amendments (i) update the definition of European Lawyer, Foreign Lawyer and Self-Employed Barrister following recent revisions to the Terms of Cover and (ii) clarify that a Free Legal Advice Centre can apply for membership of the Company. As some of these amendments also require amendments to the Company’s Rules, notice is hereby given of the amendments to the Rules.
  2. The Chairman’s Report
  3. The Directors’ Report and Financial Statements for the year ended 31 March 2018 and a proxy form for the Annual General Meeting.


K P Halpenny
Company Secretary
14 September 2018

Bar Mutual provides professional indemnity insurance to self-employed barristers in England & Wales.

All self-employed barristers are required by the Bar Standards Board to take out professional indemnity insurance with Bar Mutual. 

Bar Mutual provides comprehensive professional indemnity insurance cover and an excellent claims handling service. 

Bar Mutual is a not for profit company.  It is owned and controlled by its Members whose collective interests are paramount.

Effective control of Bar Mutual’s affairs rests with its Board of Directors, the majority of whom are self-employed barristers. The Board is responsible for setting Bar Mutual’s strategies and policies and overseeing the performance of the executive.

Bar Mutual’s executive functions are outsourced to Thomas Miller.

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  • Bar Mutual was established in 1988.
  • Bar Mutual insures 13,000 self-employed barristers
  • The minimum level of cover provided by Bar Mutual is £500,000.  The maximum is £2,500,000. 
  • All self-employed barristers renew their professional indemnity insurance with Bar Mutual on 1 April each year.
  • Premiums are transparently set in accordance with a rating schedule published each year.

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