25 November 2013

BSB Handbook roadshows continue

CPD accredited roadshows are continuing across the country this week to promote the new BSB Handbook. A revised Code of Conduct now forms part two of the Handbook, which brings together all the BSB's regulations and guidance for barristers into one publication. The new publication will come into effect from 6 January 2014.

Barristers who attend the free roadshows in Wales, Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds will learn about the biggest changes to the Code of Conduct including the numerous practising restrictions which will be lifted following approval from the Legal Services Board.

Attendees will also learn about the new approaches to both enforcement and supervision to be introduced in the New Year, as well as getting the chance to see the new electronic version of the Handbook which is compatible with smart phones and tablets.

The electronic version boasts an improved search and navigation function to guide barristers through the Handbook and can be accessed offline via mobile devices once downloaded.