13 May 2013

Changes to the processing of CPD record cards

Following feedback received from members of the Bar and having now reviewed our internal processes, the Bar Standards Board has agreed to now accept typed signatures on CPD record cards subject to the below criteria:

• A typed signature must be provided on the signature line of all record cards submitted to our offices. If there is no actual/typed signature we will advise individuals to submit a record card with a signed/typed signature.
• If a record card is submitted by e-mail with a typed signature, it must be sent from either a work or chambers' email address.
• If record cards with typed signatures are submitted as a batch by chambers or employers by email, the record cards must be sent from either a work or chambers email address.

Barristers should be aware that they remain personally responsible for their CPD record card (even if the record has been submitted with a typed signature and submitted on their behalf).