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New Handbook and Code of Conduct come into effect with minor amendments

06 January 2014

New Handbook and Code of Conduct come into effect

Reminder: first round for BPTC applications closes on 9 January 2014 (2.00pm)

02 January 2014

First round for BPTC applications closes on 9 January 2014

BSB consultation on litigation authorisation application fees

20 December 2013

BSB consultation on litigation authorisation application fees

BSB publishes guidance on deliberately failing to attend court

18 December 2013

The Bar Standards Board publishes guidance on deliberately failing to attend court

The BSB will be closed over Christmas and New Year

18 December 2013

The BSB will be closed over Christmas and New Year

BSB responds to LSB consultation on increasing flexibility in legal education and training

11 December 2013

The BSB has published its response to the LSB's consultation on increasing flexibility in legal education and training.

BSB produces additional clarification in relation to Public Access rules and foreign work

02 December 2013

BSB produces additional clarification in relation to Public Access rules and foreign work.

CPD-accredited podcast on the new BSB Handbook launched

02 December 2013

CPD-accredited podcast on the new BSB Handbook launched

Barristers’ CPD obligations to change with immediate effect

28 November 2013

Changes to barristers' CPD obligations

BSB acts to clarify regulatory position over Very High Cost Cases (VHCCs)

25 November 2013

The Bar Standards Board has moved to correct a regulatory anomaly relating to Very High Cost Cases (VHCCs) and the Cab Rank rule (CRR).              

BSB Handbook roadshows continue

25 November 2013

BSB Handbook roadshows

Barrister to be disbarred for prejudicing the administration of justice

22 November 2013

A public disciplinary tribunal has ordered the disbarment of a barrister for acting in a way that was prejudicial to the administration of justice.

Barrister disbarred for assisting forgery

20 November 2013

Barrister disbarred for assisting forgery 

Barrister disbarred for endangering police helicopter

12 November 2013

Barrister disbarred for endangering police helicopter 

New chambers' supervision strategy launched

05 November 2013

New Chambers supervision strategy launched 

New disqualification rules to apply to lay employees

04 November 2013

New rules will allow the BSB to disqualify lay employees.

Barrister to be disbarred for £900,000 fraud

24 October 2013

A public disciplinary tribunal has ordered the disbarment of a barrister for dishonest conduct following convictions for fraud offences.

BSB statement on Leathley, Mehey, Hayes v Visitors to the Inns of Court

16 October 2013

BSB statement on Leathley, Mehey, Hayes v Visitors to the Inns of Court.

Bar Standards Board Statement on costs and the judicial review of QASA

11 October 2013

BSB Statement on costs and the judicial review of QASA

The BSB responds to the Legal Education & Training Review

08 October 2013

The BSB responds to the Legal Education & Training Review

Changes to Public Access rules come into effect

04 October 2013

Changes to Public Access rules come into effect

BSB publishes diversity review of complaints processes

27 September 2013

BSB publishes diversity review of complaints processes

Bar Standards Board to hold Information Evening for chambers’ equality and diversity officers

26 September 2013

Bar Standards Board to hold Information Evening for chambers’ equality and diversity officers

Bar Standards Board statement regarding costs and the QASA Judicial Review

23 September 2013

BSB statement regarding costs and the QASA Judicial Review

BSB statement in respect of Judicial Review of the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (QASA)

16 September 2013

BSB statement in respect of Judicial Review of the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (QASA)