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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)

BSB Committee Member Advert in Sunday Times, 15 Sept 2013

16 September 2013

Clarification regarding  BSB Committee Member Advert in Sunday Times, 15 Sept 2013

CPD guidance for barristers taking parental leave

06 September 2013

parental leave for barristers

The Bar Standards Board responds to new proposals for criminal legal aid

05 September 2013

The BSB responds to new proposals for criminal legal aid

Important changes to Public Access training

02 September 2013

The rules around Public Access barristers have changed.

Attention pupils: registering and completing pupillage

30 August 2013

Requirements for registering and completing pupillage

QASA Handbook and podcast launched

21 August 2013

The essential guide to the QASA process.

BSB Equality Rules One Year On…an information evening for chambers’ EDOs

16 August 2013

BSB Equality Rules One Year On…an information evening for chambers’ EDOs

BSB responds to Lord Chief Justice’s plans for specialist judges

07 August 2013

BSB responds to Lord Chief Justice's plans for specialist judges

BSB welcomes QASA approval

29 July 2013

Bar Standards Board welcomes QASA approval

New BSB Handbook to give barristers more freedom and flexibility

24 July 2013

New BSB Handbook to come into force in January 2014

BSB reviews the regulation of immigration advice and services

22 July 2013

Bar Standards Board reviews the regulation of immigration advice and services

Bar Standards Board welcomes new Lord Chief Justice

17 July 2013

Bar Standards Board welcomes new Lord Chief Justice

Letters of clarification to Mr Djanogly MP

01 July 2013

Letters of clarification to Mr Djanogly MP

Final report of Legal Education and Training Review published

25 June 2013

Final report of Legal Education and Training Review published

Regulator widens criteria for entity approval

24 June 2013

Regulator widens criteria for entity approval

Regulator’s handling of complaints against barristers ‘prompt, thorough and fair’

21 June 2013

Regulator's handling of complaints against barristers 'prompt, thorough and fair'

BSB response to Home Affairs Select Committee's report

11 June 2013

BSB response to Home Affairs Select Committee's report

Government’s justice reforms could push innocent people to plead guilty, warns regulator

03 June 2013

Government's justice reforms could push innocent people to plead guilty, warns regulator

Over 98% of barristers renew practising certificates on time

31 May 2013

Over 98% of barristers renew practising certificates on time

Supervision consultation deadline extended

30 May 2013

Supervision consultation deadline extended

BSB completes the regulator 'health-check'

29 May 2013

The Bar Standards Board has completed its first performance review by supraregulator, the Legal Services Board (LSB).  The review's findings are detailed in the LSB report Developing Regulatory Standards. An assessment of the Bar Standards Board.  

New equality and diversity goals set out at Board meeting

21 May 2013

Twelve equality objectives for 2013-14, set out in five priority areas, were approved and adopted by the Bar Standards Board at the May Board meeting - in line with statutory equality duties.

Barristers’ ‘Working Lives’ survey launched

15 May 2013

Barristers' 'Working Lives' survey launched

Changes to the processing of CPD record cards

13 May 2013

Changes to the processing of CPD record cards

Bar Standards Board extends first registration phase for QASA

10 May 2013

Bar Standards Board extends first registration phase for QASA

The Bar Standards Board publishes new Strategic Plan 2013-16

22 April 2013

The Bar Standards Board publishes new Strategic Plan 2013-16

Barristers: help shape the future of supervision

16 April 2013

Barristers: help shape the future of supervision

The CBA misunderstand and are misrepresenting QASA warns the BSB

09 April 2013

BSB response to CBA QASA briefing

MoJ legal aid consultation does not include QASA

09 April 2013

The Bar Standards Board notes the release today of the Ministry of Justice consultation on its proposals for reforms to legal aid.  

Barrister Conduct ‘Trends and Performance’ Report Released

08 April 2013

BARRISTER CONDUCT 'TRENDS AND PERFORMANCE' REPORT RELEASED

Practice Bar Course Aptitude Test now available.

03 April 2013

Practice Bar Course Aptitude Test now available

Public access rules approved by LSB

28 March 2013

Public access rules approved by LSB

Removal of the ‘cab rank’ rule a major threat to justice

26 March 2013

Removal of the 'cab rank' rule a major threat to justice, finds new report.