An active Management Committee under the Chair of David Barnes runs the Institute, with an administration centred in High Holborn. Members of the Management Committee and other members of the IBC represent interests on Bar Council Committees including:
- The Professional Practice Committee
- The Legal Services Committee
- The IT Panel
- The Remuneration Committee
The IBC recognise that throughout the professional world there is concern about the quality of service that any organisation provides to its client. The IBC addresses this by providing an education programme for junior clerks; seminars and training courses for junior and senior clerks. It organises a yearly conference that attracts high quality speakers.
The IBC has an active Benevolent Fund, which is available to all members and their relative who have suffered financial hardship. The IBC has an active social and sports scene. It helps to organise major Legal Charity Events and has an active rugby and golfing society. These are just a few examples of how the IBC works for its members.
The IBC aims to be an equal opportunities organisation and welcomes members from every section of the community irrespective of race, gender, ethnic origin, disability or sexual orientation. As of May 2000 the membership comprised 74% male members and 26% female members.